Game 79: Yankees (48-30) @ Rays (41-38)

July, 2, 2012
7/02/12
6:25
PM ET
Here are the lineups for tonight's game, first pitch at 7:10 p.m.:

YANKEES

Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C

Freddy Garcia RHP

RAYS

Desmond Jennings LF
Carlos Pena 1B
B.J. Upton CF
Hideki Matsui RF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Luke Scott DH
Jose Lobaton C
Will Rhymes 3B
Elliott Johnson SS

Matt Moore LHP

Russell Martin is out of the lineup again, but Joe Girardi said it was just to rest his catcher after having played the past two games in 90-plus degree weather in New York . . . Derek Jeter gets his ninth DH day of the season, which means Jayson Nix gets his sixth start at shortstop . . . Freddy Garcia is making his first start since April 28, when he couldn't get out of the second inning against the Detroit Tigers, allowing six earned runs. Since then, Garcia has made 10 relief appearances, none longer than 2-1/3 innings, so Girardi is hoping for "five or six innings out of him," or about 75 pitches. If Freddy falters early, D.J. Mitchell will be the long man . . . Garcia is 9-2 lifetime vs. the Rays with a 3.28 ERA, and has not allowed a run against them in his last 9-2/3 innings . . . Matt Moore has only made one other start against the Yankees, last Sept. 22, and threw five shutout innings in a 15-8 Tampa Bay win at Yankee Stadium.
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