Game 121: Yankees @ Royals

August, 17, 2011
8/17/11
7:14
PM ET
Here are the lineups for tonight's series finale with the Royals, first pitch at 8:10 p.m.:

YANKEES

Jeter SS
Granderson CF
Teixeira 1B
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Jones DH
Martin C
Nunez 3B
Gardner LF
Colon RHP

ROYALS

Gordon LF
Cabrera CF
Butler DH
Hosmer 1B
Francoeur RF
Giavotella 2B
Perez C
Moustakas 3B
Escobar SS
Chen LHP

Pre-Game Notes: Freddy Garcia showed off his newly-naked right index finger, bandage-free for the first time all week since cutting it in a kitchen accident last week. But Joe Girardi said he still hasn't been able to throw his splitter and his status for this weekend's series in Minnesota -- he was scheduled to start either Saturday or Sunday -- remains in doubt. Girardi even said the DL was a possibility if Garcia can't go, considering it will be two weeks since he last pitched . . . Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira are always happy to see Royals starter Bruce Chen. In his career, Jeter has hit .400 (14-for-35) against Chen with three HRs, Teixeira a whopping .563, with nine hits in 16 at-bats, and six of those nine hits have been homers. Chen is 1-5 lifetime against the Yankees with a 6.71 ERA . . . Bartolo Colon is 15-8 lifetime vs. KC with a 4.80 ERA. None of the Royals in tonight's starting lineup has a decent sample size against him. Billy Butler is 2-for-8, Alex Gordon 1-for-3 and Melky Cabrera 1-for-2.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
WM. Tanaka 13
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146