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Game 10: Who will be the first...

... to homer at the new park? That's the feat people remember. Babe Ruth did it way back on April 18, 1923, in a 4-1 win over Boston.

How incredible would it be if The Captain does it today? (Perhaps it's irrational, but I'm just glad it won't be A-Rod.)

- CC Sabathia goes against his former team (in his third start of the season). He's coming off a stellar outing in Kansas City that saw him shut out the Royals for 7.2 innings. Though he's (obviously) never faced the Indians, they should know each other well.

Cy Young winner Cliff Lee goes for the Tribe. Though he was incredible last year, he's been awful two starts into the new season: 10 innings, 17 H, 11 ER.

His career against the Bombers is sub-par. He has a 5.62 ERA in 40 innings over seven starts, but did dominate in the old Stadium last April (when he miraculously discovered the 'Fountain of Koufax'), shutting out the Yanks for seven innings. Which Lee will show up?

- If the exhibition games against the Cubs were any indication, the new Stadium will be very friendly to hitters. But I sure hope it's not. We have enough four-hour games in the AL East (I'm looking at you, Boston and Baltimore) - we don't need another bandbox. The old Stadium was basically neutral; let's hope that carries over. It's the exact same dimensions, but offense can be affected by several other factors including wind/air circulation, foul territory, the batter's eye, the speed of the infield, and probably a few things I can't even think of.

- Fittingly, Yogi will throw out the first pitch.


Lineup

Cleveland Indians @ New York Yankees

04/16/09 1:05 PM EDT

Cleveland Indians New York Yankees
Grady Sizemore - CF Derek Jeter - SS
Mark DeRosa - 3B Johnny Damon - LF
Victor Martinez - 1B Mark Teixeira - 1B
Jhonny Peralta - SS Nick Swisher - RF
Shin-Soo Choo - DH Jorge Posada - C
Ben Francisco - RF Robinson Cano - 2B
Kelly Shoppach - C Hideki Matsui - DH
Tony Graffanino - 2B Cody Ransom - 3B
Trevor Crowe - LF Brett Gardner - CF