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Game 96 Preview: CC v. James

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Yankees lead the series 2-1

Mon 07/18 WP: David Robertson (3 - 0)
SV: Mariano Rivera
LP: Alexander Torres (0 - 1)
5 - 4 win
Tue 07/19 WP: Jeremy Hellickson (9 - 7)
SV: Joel Peralta
LP: Bartolo Colon (6 - 6)
2 - 3 loss
Wed 07/20 WP: Freddy Garcia (8 - 7)
LP: David Price (9 - 8)
4 - 0 win

New York Yankees
@ Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday, Jul 21, 2011, 7:10 PM EDT
Tropicana Field

CC Sabathia vs James Shields

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The Yankees go for the series win against the Rays, taking on a pitcher I picked to be bumped from the rotation by the All-Star Break, who (of course) wound up an All-Star instead.

The Yankees need to avoid feeling like they're playing with house money, and go for the jugular. A win tonight could push the Rays to 9 games behind the idle Red Sox.

Yankees lineup: Gardner CF, Jeter SS, Teixeira 1B, Cano 2B, Swisher RF, Posada DH, Martin C, Nunez 3B, Dickerson LF

If you're in the Tampa area and want to attend, you can find tickets here.