It’s Frank Thomas Day in Chicago, with the former White Sox slugger getting his number retired in a pregame ceremony. The Yankees will look to put a big hurt on the Pale Hose, though, and take the rubber game of this three-game set and salvage a 3-3 road trip before heading home for 10.
Ivan Nova is on the hill, and Mark Teixeira was scratched because of that bone bruise on his right thumb. Nick Swisher is at first with Austin Kearns filling in in right.
Brett Gardner LF, Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher RF, Robinson Cano 2B, Marcus Thames DH, Curtis Granderson CF, Austin Kearns RF, Eduardo Nunez SS, Francisco Cervelli C,
Ivan Nova RHP (0-0, 2.16)
WHITE SOX (70-59)
Juan Pierre LF, Omar Vizquel 3B, Alex Rios CF, Paul Konerko 1B, Andruw Jones RF, A.J. Pierzynski C,
Alexei Ramirez SS, Mark Teahen DH, Gordon Beckham 2B
RHP Gavin Floyd (9-10, 3.91)