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Game #117 -- New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians

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New York Yankees

Melky Cabrera,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  LF
Jason Giambi,  DH
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B
Jose Molina,  C

Andy Pettitte,  LHP  (8-7,  4.00)


Cleveland Indians

Grady Sizemore,  CF
Casey Blake,  DH
Victor Martinez,  C
Ryan Garko,  1B
Jhonny Peralta,  SS
Jason Michaels,  LF
Chris Gomez,  3B
Franklin Gutierrez,  RF
Asdrubal Cabrera,  2B

Jake Westbrook,  RHP  (3-6,  5.00)


Posada was originally in the lineup but was a late scratch once again due to his ailing neck problem.  It wasn't that long ago when his absence from the lineup spelled doom for this team, but Molina is filling in quite well while the lineup is pounding the ball.  Sure is nice to have a strong bench.

Pettitte has struggled against the Tribe during his career (5-7, 4.66 in 15 starts).  Westbrook has struggled against the Yanks (2-3, 5.31 in 9 starts).

Jeff Karstens will start Tuesday night's game against the Orioles in Clemens' slot unless he's needed today or tomorrow.  In other words, if Pettitte or Wang gets shelled early and needs someone to take one for the team and eat some innings.

The featured graphic for today's game is an alternative jersey logo for the Cleveland Indians from 1974 to 1977.