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Game #160 -- New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles

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
Doug Mientkiewicz,  1B

Mike Mussina,  RHP  (11-10,  4.96)

Baltimore Orioles

Brian Roberts,  2B
Tike Redman,  CF
Nick Markakis,  RF
Miguel Tejada,  SS
Aubrey Huff,  DH
Melvin Mora,  3B
Ramón Hernández,  C
Jay Payton,  LF
Scott Moore,  1B

Jon Leicester,  RHP  (2-3,  6.51)

Moose has good but not spectacular career numbers against the Orioles (10-6, 4.27 in 22 games).  He's had one terrible outing (4 IP, 6 ER) and one outstanding outing (7 IP, 0 ER) against the Orioles this season (1-1, 4.91 in 2 starts).  Suddenly, Moose has had the best September among all Yankee starting pitchers (3-0, 1.37 ERA in his last 3 starts).

Leicester was shelled on 9/18 in his lone career appearance against the Yanks (4 IP, 6 ER).

Since reclaiming his starting job, Doug Mientkiewicz is hitting .500 (14-28) over his last 10 games.  Johnny Damon was a machine in the TB series hitting .667 (10-15).

Yankee hitters vs. Leicester can be viewed here.  Birds' hitters vs. Moose can be viewed here.  

The featured graphic for tonight's game is the home jersey logo of the St. Louis Browns from 1934 to 1951.