Game 47: Yankees at Athletics

May 27, 2012, 4:05 p.m. ET, Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
TV / Radio: YES, WCBS 880 AM

Hiroki Kuroda gets another crack at his first road win of the season this afternoon in Oakland, as the Yankees go for what would be their season-high fifth straight victory. The Yankees are trying for their third series sweep of the year.

Kuroda has lost his last two starts and three of four. He’s 0-4 with a 6.23 ERA in four road starts this season. His only career appearance vs. the A’s came on June 17, 2009 for the Dodgers in Los Angeles, where he took a loss in a 5-4 Oakland victory.

The A’s counter with Tommy Milone, who has been lights out at the Coliseum. He’s 4-0 with a 0.60 ERA and a .158 opponent batting average in Oakland this year, and beat the Angels his last time out with seven innings of one-run ball. Milone is the ninth pitcher the Yankees are facing this season for the first time. They’re 4-4 so far this year when facing pitchers they haven’t seen.

Russell Martin is out of the Yankees lineup this afternoon with a stiff neck.

Here are this afternoon’s lineups:

YANKEES (25-21)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones DH
Jayson Nix LF
Chris Stewart C

Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP (3-6, 4.56)

Jemile Weeks 2B
Coco Crisp CF
Josh Reddick RF
Seth Smith LF
Kila Ka’aihue DH
Josh Donaldson 3B
Daric Barton 1B
Kurt Suzuki C
Cliff Pennington SS

Pitching: Tommy Milone LHP (6-3, 3.75)


Is this a dream, this guy actually won a game on the road!!!!!!! GREAT game for him.


It was OK Hiroki!


MON – MAY – 28 – at LA Angels – 9:05 PM – YES, MLBN
TUE – MAY – 29 – at LA Angels – 10:05 PM – YES
WED – MAY – 30 – at LA Angels – 10:05 PM – YES, ESPN2
THU – MAY – 31 – – –
FRI – JUN – 1 – at Detroit – 7:05 PM – YES, MLBN
SAT – JUN – 2 – at Detroit – 7:15 PM – FOX
SUN – JUN – 3 – at Detroit – 1:05 PM – YES, TBS


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