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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers: Ivan Nova vs. Chi Chi Gonzalez

The Yankees send Ivan Nova to the mound as the Yankees face the American League leading Texas Rangers.

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The Texas Rangers are in town, which means that the easy part of the schedule is over. They have an American League leading record of 49-27. This should be a good benchmark series for the Yankees. If they want to climb over the .500 threshold and get back into contention, they have to beat good teams. The Rangers happen to be a very good team.

Ivan Nova takes the mound for the Yankees. To say he has been struggling of late would be understatement. He squares off against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez, making his 2016 season debut. Alex Rodriguez sits for the second game in a row. Carlos Beltran will DH with Aaron Hicks in right.

First pitch is at 7:05 PM and be caught on YES.

Update (7:01 PM): The Yankees are in a brief rain delay. According to Jack Curry, first pitch is now scheduled for 7:25 PM.

Today's Lineups

Shin-Soo Choo - RF Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Ian Desmond - CF Brett Gardner - LF
Nomar Mazara - LF Carlos Beltran - DH
Adrian Beltre - 3B Brian McCann - C
Prince Fielder - DH Mark Teixeira - 1B
Rougned Odor - 2B Starlin Castro - 2B
Elvis Andrus - SS Didi Gregorius - SS
Mitch Moreland - 1B Chase Headley - 3B
Robinson Chirinos - C Aaron Hicks - RF
Chi Chi Gonzalez - RHP Ivan Nova - RHP