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Game #84 -- Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees

Los Angeles Angels

Reggie Willits,  RF
Chone Figgins,  3B
Orlando Cabrera,  SS
Vladimir Guerrero,  DH
Robb Quinlan,  1B
Gary Matthews Jr.,  CF
Garret Anderson,  LF
Maicer Izturis,  2B
Jose Molina,  C

Bartolo Colon, RHP  (6-4, 5.79)

New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  LF
Melky Cabrera,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  DH
Jorge Posada,  C
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Robinson Cano,  2B
Miguel Cairo,  1B

Andy Pettitte,  LHP  (4-6,  3.77)

The final three games before the All-Star break will be a big challenge with the Yankee-killing Angels in town.  Fortunately, the rotation is setup perfectly with the Yanks' three best guns on the hill.

Andy Pettitte has had very good success against the Angels (11-6, 3.79 in 20 starts), but has not faced them since 2003.  Bartolo Colon has struggled against the Yanks throughout his career (4-5, 5.32 in 12 starts).

Johnny Damon has been moved to LF while Melky Cabrera stays in CF.  A-Rod is back in the lineup after his MRI came back negative.  Good thing too, because he has downright owned Colon (20-45, .444, 8 HR, 17 RBI) during his career.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the cap logo for the California Angels back in 1971.