The Yankees will send the southpaw, Andy Pettitte, to the mound tonight in the rubber game against the Royals. In his last outing vs. the Reds, Pettitte threw eight shutout innings, striking out nine and allowed just one run on three hits and a walk.
Mark Teixeira is batting third and Robinson Cano is fifth.
After tonight’s game, the Yankees embark on a 9-game road trip starting with the Oakland Athletics on Friday.
Left-hander Will Smith (1-3, 4.01 ERA in 9 starts with Omaha this year) will be making his first Major League start for the Royals tonight.
New York Yankees (22-21)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix LF
Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (1-1, 2.51 ERA)
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. EST. at Yankee Stadium
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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