Yanks not preaching patience vs. Lee

Rangers ace has pinpoint control, meaning Bombers will look to come out swinging

Updated: October 18, 2010, 9:55 AM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The Yankees pride themselves on taking a patient approach at the plate.

But that strategy may change on Monday night when they face Rangers ace Cliff Lee in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.

"I don't think there's an exact science [to] how you approach Cliff Lee, but to me, he's a lot like Roy Halladay," manager Joe Girardi said Sunday afternoon. "If you try to take a couple pitches and get deep in the count, you might be 0-2. So for me with Cliff ...

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