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Game 156: New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles, Big Mike vs. Chen

The AL East champions (weird) come to town as the final home series of Derek Jeter's career begins.

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This is it--the beginning of the final home series in Derek Jeter's illustrious 20-year career. Even with the Orioles likely taking it easy as they prepare for the playoffs, the Yankees face a tall task in trying to give their captain one more series victory at Yankee Stadium, as the O's own the second-best record in baseball at 93-62.

Still, the Yankees will send out one of their best starters in Michael Pineda. Just give him some run support for once--Pineda's run support this year has been an atrocious 2.4 runs per game. Fix this. Maybe Jose Pirela will help making his major league debut to push the Yankees' roster to a record 57 players, but probably not. Sigh.

Go Big Mike, go baseball.

Today's Lineups

Nick Markakis - RF Brett Gardner - CF
Alejandro De Aza - LF Derek Jeter - SS
Adam Jones - CF Brian McCann - C
Nelson Cruz - DH Chris Young - LF
J.J. Hardy - SS Chase Headley - 3B
Christian Walker - 1B Francisco Cervelli - 1B
Ryan Flaherty - 3B Stephen Drew - 2B
Caleb Joseph - C Ichiro Suzuki - RF
Jonathan Schoop - 2B Jose Pirela - DH
Wei-Yin Chen - LHP Michael Pineda - RHP