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Game 118 Preview: Rays at Yankees

Mood Music - Love me Two Times by The Doors

After dropping another series opener, this time falling victim to David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees will look to even things up behind Phil Hughes. Brian Cashman's pro-A.J. Burnett stance leads me to believe that this could very well be the final start that Hughes makes in 2011, so take a good look. For old times sake, let's hope it's Philthy and not Master Chef.

Opposing Hughes will be a(nother) young, home grown, talented Rays starter: Jeremy Hellickson. In his only career start against the Yankees (7/19) Hellickson gave up two runs over seven innings, striking out seven and walking one.

Lineup: Brett Gardner 7, Derek Jeter 6, Curtis Granderson 8, Mark Teixeira 3, Robinson Cano 4, Nick Swisher 9, Eric Chavez 5, Jorge Posada DH, Russell Martin 2.

Tickets can be found here. Game thread at 4.