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Game #131 -- 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
Jason Giambi,  1B   
Robinson Cano,  2B
Melky Cabrera,  CF

Mike Mussina,  RHP  (8-9,  5.22)


Detroit Tigers

Curtis Granderson,  CF
Plácido Polanco,  2B
Marcus Thames,  1B
Magglio Ordóñez,  DH
Carlos Guillen,  SS
Ivan Rodriguez,  C
Sean Casey,  1B
Ryan Raburn,  RF
Brandon Inge,  3B

Justin Verlander,  RHP  (13-5,  3.94)


Dare I say it, but Moose has very good career numbers against the Tigers (17-6, 2.70 ERA in 30 starts).  Of course, past success didn't help him one iota last time out against the boys from Motown and hasn't helped him much this season.

Verlander has been knocked around in his two starts against the Yanks (1-0, 7.84 ERA, 1.936 WHIP), although he did pick up the win on 8/16.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the official team logo of the Detroit Tigers from 1927 to 1928.