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Game #126 -- New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels

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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

Mike Mussina,  RHP  (8-8,  4.76)


Los Angeles Angels

Chone Figgins,  3B
Orlando Cabrera,  SS
Vladimir Guerrero,  RF
Garret Anderson,  LF
Gary Matthews Jr.,  CF
Casey Kotchman,  1B
Maicer Izturis,  DH
Howie Kendrick,  2B
Jeff Mathis,  C

Kelvim Escobar, RHP  (13-6, 2.68)

Moose has good career numbers against the Halos (15-8, 3.43 in 30 starts).  Moose is 4-1, 2.54 in his last five road starts against them.

The Yanks are 4-10 on the road against the Angels since 2004, including the post-season.  Surprisingly, Moose earned the win in three of those four victories.

On the other side, Escobar is 7-7, 4.98 in 35 games (16 starts) against the Yanks, but most of his struggles were during his days in Toronto.

I don't make a lot of game predictions, but I'm going to call it and say that Moose will pitch a good ballgame tonight.  No idea if they will win or not, but he will keep his team in the game and throw a quality start.  Just a gut feeling.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the cap logo of the Anaheim Angels from 1997 to 2001.