Tim Britton here for Bryan Hoch. Fresh off a dramatic 4-3 win on Friday night, the Yankees will try to win two in a row for the first time in two weeks, and they have the right man on the mound in lefty CC Sabathia. Sabathia will try once again for his 20th win, and manager Joe Girardi didn’t think the potential to win 20 was weighing on Sabathia’s mind, given that he tossed eight three-hit innings in his last no-decision in Tampa.
Jeremy Guthrie gets the nod against a Yankees lineup that will be without Mark Teixeira (he’s trying to get that bruised thumb and broken toe healthy) but with Nick Swisher.
Here are Saturday’s lineups:
Derek Jeter SS, Nick Swisher DH, Lance Berkman 1B, Alex Rodriguez 2B, Robinson Cano 2B, Jorge Posada C, Curtis Granderson CF, Brett Gardner LF, Colin Curtis RF
LHP CC Sabathia (19-6, 3.03 ERA)
Brian Roberts 2B, Robert Andino 3B, Nick Markakis RF, Ty Wigginton 1B, Jake Fox DH, Adam Jones CF, Nolan Reimold LF, Craig Tatum C, Cesar Izturis SS
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (10-13, 3.74 ERA)