Game 9, Take II: Yankees (4-4) @ Indians (3-5)

April, 11, 2013
CLEVELAND -- Here is the Yankees lineup for tonight's game against the Indians and RHP Zach McAllister:

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Tra vis Hafner DH
Vernon Wells LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Francisco Cervelli C

Phil Hughes RHP

Notes: After a one-day bout with a stomach ailment, Hughes is well enough to make the start tonight. But if there's an early rain delay and Joe Girardi decides not to send Hughes back out, Ivan Nova, who was skipped in the rotation so Hughes and the rest of the staff could on rotation, will be the first man out of the bullpen . . . Yesterday's rainout counted as Ichiro's day off, so he's back in the lineup today and Brennan Boesch sits out . . . Girardi said the brace was removed from Curtis Granderson's right arm today and he practiced some throws. As Girardi said yesterday, Derek Jeter was given the day off after engaging in drills for two straight days in Tampa . . . Mark Teixeira turned 33 today, and hopes to get a belated birthday present tomorrow when his right wrist is examined by the Yankees hand specialist, after which he could be cleared to begin swinging a bat . . . The Yankees three scheduled starters for the weekend series against the Orioles, CC Sabathia, Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte, were flown home ahead of the team this afternoon.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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Masahiro Tanaka
12 2.51 135 129
BAJ. Ellsbury .289
HRM. Teixeira 17
RBIM. Teixeira 48
RB. Gardner 61
OPSB. Gardner .787
ERAM. Tanaka 2.51
SOM. Tanaka 135