Monday's lineup vs. Blue Jays

August, 26, 2013
8/26/13
6:55
PM ET
TORONTO -- Yes, The Captain is back and finally, with just 32 games left in the season, the lineup is starting to resemble the Yankees again. Here's what Joe Girardi is sending out tonight against the Blue Jays and right-handed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey:

Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Curtis Granderson DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Austin Romine C

Phil Hughes RHP

Aside from Jeter's (third) return, tonight marks the first time all season that Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson have all been in the same lineup ... Rodriguez is dropped to sixth for the first time this season, but Girardi said that was just to avoid stacking three lefties -- Granderson, Overbay and Ichiro -- in his batting order ... Hughes is 5-5 with a 4.80 ERA in 18 career starts vs. Toronto. Last time he pitched here, on Sept. 30, 2012, he took a no decision, but allowed five earned runs in 4 2/3 innings ... Dickey is 3-3, 3.44 ERA lifetime against the Yankees, but 0-2 this year with a 4.20 ERA. Five days ago, the Yankees beat him in New York, 4-2, on a home run by Soriano.
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

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
13 2.77 141 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146