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Friday, July 5, 2013
Friday's Yankee lineup

By Ian Begley

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.