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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals - Michael Pineda vs. James Shields

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The Yankees needed two ninth inning home runs last night to complete a comeback against the Red Sox. Tonight, they send Michael Pineda to the mound in hopes of building off that momentum and taking an important series from the Royals. Sitting four games back of the second wild card with two teams to jump is still an uphill climb, but losing any series at this point would be pretty devastating. Winning tonight would be a great step toward hanging with another potential playoff team, but the Yankees will have to go through James Shields to do it.

Go Yankees, Go Baseball!

Today's Lineups

Norichika Aoki - RF Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Omar Infante - 2B Derek Jeter - SS
Alex Gordon - LF Brett Gardner - LF
Salvador Perez - C Carlos Beltran - DH
Eric Hosmer - 1B Brian McCann - C
Billy Butler - DH Mark Teixeira - 1B
Mike Moustakas - 3B Stephen Drew - 2B
Lorenzo Cain - CF Chase Headley - 3B
Alcides Escobar - SS Ichiro Suzuki - RF
James Shields - RHP Michael Pineda - RHP