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Game #5 - Tampa Bay Rays @ New York Yankees

TampaBay Rays

AkinoriIwamura, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF
Carlos Peňa, 1B
B.J. Upton, CF
Jonny Gomes, RF
Willy Aybar, 3B
Jason Barlett, SS
Shawn Riggans, C
Elliot Johnson, DH

Edwin Jackson, RHP (5-15, 5.76 ERA in 2007)

NewYork Yankees

JohnnyDamon, CF
Derek Jeter, SS
Bobby Abreu, RF
Álex Rodríguez, 3B
Jason Giambi, DH
Robinson Canó, 2B
Jorge Posada, C
Hideki Matsui, LF
Shelley Duncan, 1B

Andy Pettitte, LHP (15-9, 4.05 ERA in 2007)

According to Kim Jones, Rob Thomson will remain the interim skipper for today's game while Joe Girardi recovers from his illness.

Still no official word yet on the anticipated roster move, but Jonathon Albaladejo is expected to be sent down to Scranton to make room for Andy Pettitte. Update: Pete Abe confirms Albaladejo getting the boot.

Pettitte has owned the Rays throughout this career (13-2, 3.53 ERA in 21 games), but he was knocked around a bit in 2007 (2-1, 5.35 ERA in 4 starts).

Edwin Jackson is a career 1-1, 5.56 ERA in 7 games against the Yankees.

Yankees'career numbers vs. Jackson can be viewed here. Rays' career numbers vs. Pettitte can beviewed here.

Finally, we may want to file this under "Maybe Joe Torre did know what he was doing with Farnsworth?":

"Kyle Farnsworth had gone 79 appearances without inheriting a runnerbefore Friday night, when he inherited two and immediately gave up athree-run homer."