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Game #109 -- Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees

Kansas City Royals

David DeJesus,  LF
Mark Grudzielanek,  2B
Ross Gload,  1B
Billy Butler,  DH
Mark Teahan,  RF
Alex Gordon,  3B
John Buck,  C
Tony Pena Jr.,  SS
Joey Gathright,  CF

Odalis Perez,  LHP  (6-9,  5.73)

New York Yankees

Johnny Damon,  LF
Melky Cabrera,  CF
Derek Jeter,  SS
Alex Rodriguez,  3B
Hideki Matsui,  DH
Shelley Duncan,  RF
Robinson Cano,  2B
Andy Phillips,  1B
Jose Molina,  C

Chien-Ming Wang,  RHP  (12-5,  3.61)

Some changes in the Yankee lineup tonight.  Duncan gets the start in RF against the lefty and Posada gets the night off to rest his bruised knee, while Jeter is moved down to the #3 hole.

I'm sure Duncan will keep us on the edges of our collective seats on any ball hit to RF.  But, the Yanks have plenty of DHs on this team and need him to be a bit more flexible if he's going to stay with the big club when Giambi comes back because I'm not yet convinced Cairo is going to be the odd man out.  We'll see soon enough.

Wang is 2-0, 5.84 in 4 career starts against the Royals.  Perez is 0-2, 9.26 in 2 career starts against the Yanks.

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the classic road jersey logo of the Kansas City Royals worn throughout the 1970s and 1980s.