Game 68: Yankees vs. Braves
June 20, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: YES/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM
Michael Bourn CF
Martin Prado LF
Brian McCann DH
Dan Uggla 2B
Freddie Freeman 1B
Jason Heyward RF
Andrelton Simmons SS
Juan Francisco 3B
David Ross C
Pitching: Tommy Hanson RHP (7-4, 3.32)
Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS
Pitching: Phil Hughes RHP (7-5, 4.50)
WEATHER: Hot, hot, hot. Summer has arrived and it feels like a steamy New York afternoon, temperatures in the mid-nineties.
UMPIRES: Gerry Davis HP, Phil Cuzzi 1B, Manny Gonzalez 2B, Greg Gibson 3B.
Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the finale of a three-game series and homestand vs. the Atlanta Braves today… following today’s game, have an off day on Thursday then hit “the road” this weekend for a three-game series at the Mets in the second half of the Subway Series… return home next week for a seven-game homstand against Cleveland (6/25-27) and Chicago-AL (6/28-7/1)… just completed a 6-0 road trip to Atlanta (3-0) and Washington (3-0)… are in the midst of 15 straight Interleague games vs. the National League from 6/8-24.
WRAPPING UP: The Yankees are 14-8 in series finales this season… have won their seven of their last eight finales… are 6-4 in finales at home… are 5-3 in the rubber game of a three-game series this season.
STAYING POWER: Yankees starters have tossed at least 6.0 innings in each of their last 19 games… according to the Elias Sports Bureau, marks the longest such streak in the Majors this season and the franchise’s longest such stretch since 1981 (19 in-a-row).