Friday's Yankee lineup

NEW YORK -- Here is the Yankees' lineup for tonight's game as they open up a three-game series with AL East rival Baltimore.

First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.:

Brett Gardner, CF

Ichiro Suzuki, RF

Robinson Cano, 2B

Travis Hafner, DH

Vernon Wells, LF

Lyle Overbay, 1B

Luis Cruz, SS

Chris Stewart, C

David Adams, 3B

Ivan Nova, RHP

Joe Girardi said he wanted to give Zoilo Almonte a day off to catch his breath. He also wanted to keep the right-handed bat of Vernon Wells in the lineup to face Baltimore righty Miguel Gonzalez.