Game 63: Yankees at Nationals

June 15, 2012, 7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
TV / Radio: MY9/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

YANKEES (37-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix 2B
Phil Hughes RHP (6-5, 4.76 ERA)

NATIONALS (38-23)
Steve Lombardozzi LF
Bryce Harper CF
Ryan Zimmerman 3B
Adam LaRoche 1B
Michael Morse RF
Ian Desmond SS
Danny Espinosa 2B
Jesus Flores C
Gio Gonzalez LHP (8-2, 2.35 ERA)

WEATHER: Lovely day here in our nation’s capitol. A few harmless clouds floating by and temperatures expected to be in the mid-70s for game time.

UMPIRES: Marty Foster HP, Tim Timmons 1B, Jeff Kellogg 2B, Eric Cooper 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the first game of a three-game series tonight vs. the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park… is their fourth game of a six-game road trip, after sweeping a three-game set at Atlanta from Monday-Wednesday…are in the midst of an Interleague slate with 15 straight games against the National League from 6/8-24…  following this series, return home for a three-game series vs. Atlanta before hitting “the road” from 6/22-24 for a three-game series at the Mets in the second half of the Subway Series.
Ø At 37-25 (.597) own the best record in the American League and third-best in the Majors behind Los Angeles-NL (40-24, .625) and Washington (38-23, .623).
Ø Are a season-high 12 games over .500… have won six of their last seven series.
Ø Have won 14 of their last 17 Interleague games dating back to last season.

BUTTING HEADS: The Yankees and Nationals are each currently riding a six-game winning streak… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Yankees played a game in which both they and their opponent entered with winning streaks of six or more games was 9/16/1968 at Detroit with the Yankees carrying a 10-game winning streak into the game against the Tigers who were on a six-game winning streak… the Tigers won, 9-1.

LOGAN’S RUN: LHP Boone Logan has tossed 10 consecutive scoreless outings since 5/22 (5.0IP)… has allowed just 1ER in 17 appearances on the road this season, having surrendered a solo HR in his first road outing on 4/8 at Tampa Bay, and holding his opponents scoreless in each of his last 16 outings since… hasn’t allowed a left-handed batter to reach base since 5/6 at Kansas City (Jarrod Dyson single), retiring his last nine.

NEW LOOK: The Yankees are playing their first-ever game at Nationals Park tonight… since 1961, the Yankees have posted a 18-18 record in their debut games in Stadiums built during the Expansion Era.

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OK is it only me or has Hughes been pitching BETTER since Andy has rejoined the club?

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