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Game #129 -- New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers

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New York Yankees

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

Chien-Ming Wang,  RHP  (14-6,  4.10)


Detroit Tigers

Curtis Granderson,  CF
Plácido Polanco,  2B
Marcus Thames,  LF
Magglio Ordóñez,  RF
Carlos Guillen,  1B
Mike Rabelo,  C
Sean Casey,  DH
Brandon Inge,  3B
Ramón Santiago,  SS

Jeremy Bonderman,  RHP  (10-6,  4.55)


Tonight's pitching matchup is a rematch of last Sunday's contest at Yankee Stadium.  

Wang is 4-0, 2.90 ERA in 6 starts during his career against the Tigers.  He has not been good over his last 8 starts (5-2, 5.74 ERA, 1.596 WHIP), but his W-L record over that span clearly indicates that he has been the beneficiary of a lot of run support.

Bonderman is 2-5, 5.19 ERA in 8 starts during career against the Yanks.  He has also been struggling terribly the last month (0-5, 8.41 ERA in his last 6 starts), so the Yanks are catching him again at a good time.

The featured graphic and animal cracker-looking thing is the original team logo of the Detroit Tigers way back from 1901 to 1902.

Just a reminder, but the White Sox still suck and are currently being schooled by Cy Wakefield.  Pathetic.