Tim Britton here as the Yankees try to avoid a home sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays — something that hasn’t happened since 1992. The Bombers have yet to be swept in a three-game set at the new Yankee Stadium.
We’ll see if Game No. 13 since 599 is the lucky one for the third baseman who wears 13. It is also, it should be noted, three years to the day since Alex Rodriguez clubbed his 500th home run off Kansas City’s Kyle Davies. Rodriguez is 4-for-17 with one home run in his career against Blue Jays’ starter Shaun Marcum.
BLUE JAYS (56-51)
Travis Snider LF, Aaron Hill 2B, Jose Bautista RF, Vernon Wells CF, Adam Lind DH, John Buck C, Lyle Overbay 1B, Edwin Encarnacion 3B, John McDonald SS
RHP Shaun Marcum (10-4, 3.24)
Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Mark Teixeira 1B, Alex Rodriguez 3B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada C, Lance Berkman DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Brett Gardner LF
RHP Phil Hughes (12-4, 4.07)