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Game #143 -- New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals

New York Yankees

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

Chien-Ming Wang,  RHP  (17-6,  3.68)

Kansas City Royals

Joey Gathright,  LF
David DeJesús,  CF
Ross Gload,  1B
Billy Butler,  DH
Mark Teahan,  RF
Alex Gordon,  3B
Jason Smith,  2B
John Buck,  C
Tony Peña Jr.,  SS

Zack Greinke,  RHP  (6-5,  3.87)

Jeter is out of the lineup today with patellar tendinitis in his right knee.

Last night's victory moved the Yanks to 18 games over .500 for the first time this season.  They still own the best record in MLB since the All-Star break at 37-14.

Wang is undefeated against the Royals despite a bloated ERA (3-0, 4.83 ERA in 5 games).  Greinke has been pounded by the Yanks during his career (1-2, 8.38 ERA in 6 games).

Time to update A-Rod's ridiculous PlayStation-like numbers since Aug 20th:  .413 (26-63), 12 HR, 22 RBI, 20 runs in 18 games.

The featured graphic for today's game is an alternate jersey logo for the Kansas City Royals.

Finally, if you haven't already, check out this piece from the Boston Globe, which is getting a lot of play in the Yankee blogosphere today.  It focuses on Kevin Youkilis as he tries to pinpoint and understand why the Yankees hate him.  Pretty funny stuff if you ask me -- especially when he compares himself to Paul O'Neill.