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Game #122 -- Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees

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Detroit Tigers

Curtis Granderson,  CF
Cameron Maybin,  LF
Gary Sheffield,  DH
Magglio Ordonez,  RF
Carlos Guillen,  SS
Ivan Rodriguez,  C
Sean Casey,  1B
Ryan Raburn,  2B
Brandon Inge,  3B

Nate Robertson,  LHP  (7-9,  5.01)


New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Bobby Abreu,  RF
Alex Rodriguez,  3B   
Hideki Matsui,  LF
Jorge Posada,  C
Jason Giambi,  DH
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B

Andy Pettitte,  LHP  (9-7,  3.93)


Melky Cabrera gets the night off for the first time since 7/20.  Johnny Damon gets the start in CF for the first time since 7/23.

For those of you wondering why both Damon and Giambi are in the lineup against the lefty Robertson (instead of Melky and Duncan), Damon is a career .471 hitter (8-17) against Robertson while Giambi is a career .600 hitter (6-10) against him.

Pettitte has decent career numbers against the Tigers (9-8, 3.64 in 21 starts).  Robertson does not have good numbers against the Yanks (1-4, 4.46 in 6 starts).

The featured graphic for tonight's game is an alternative jersey logo for the Detroit Tigers.