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

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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.