Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Yankees look to beat the rain and the A's

The Yankees and Oakland A's are about to get underway in the Bronx. It's just starting to drizzle a bit so hopefully the game will be completed.

CC Sabathia makes his second start in front of the home fans. He'll be opposed by A's top pitching prospect Brett Anderson.

Big win for Andy Pettitte last night. The lefty kept the A's at bay through seven innings with the help of some big defensive plays. Brett Gardner made a spectacular running, leaping catch on a deep drive by Jason Giambi. Mark Teixeira turned a 1st and 3rd, no one out situation into a double play when he fielded a grounder, stepped on first and threw home in one motion.

Mariano Rivera saved a Pettitte win for the 57th time, tieing the major league record set by the A's Dennis Eckersley and Bob Welch.

Johnny Damon celebrated his 2,000th career game with a solo home run into the upper deck in right field. Derek Jeter plays his 2,000th game today.

Today's starting lineups:

CF R. Sweeney
SS O. Cabrera
DH Giambi
LF Holliday
RF Cust
C K. Suzuki
2B Ellis
1B Powell
3B Crosby

SS Jeter
LF Damon
1B Teixeira
C Posada
2B Cano
RF Swisher
DH Matsui
CF M. Cabrera
3B Ransom

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