Game 71: Yankees at Mets

June 24, 2012, 8:05 p.m. ET, Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y.
TV / Radio: ESPN, WCBS 880 AM

YANKEES (42-28)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia LHP (9-3, 3.55)

METS (39-33)
Andres Torres CF
Ruben Tejada SS
David Wright 3B
Scott Hairston LF
Lucas Duda RF
Justin Turner 1B
Ronny Cedeno 2B
Josh Thole C
R.A. Dickey RHP (11-1, 2.00)

WEATHER: Another perfect night in Flushing. Partly cloudy and temperatures right around 75.

UMPIRES: Brian Runge HP, Ted Barrett 1B, Marvin Hudson 2B, Tim McClelland 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

ERIC GO LONG: INF/DH Eric Chavez hit his fifth homer this season in Saturday’s win at the Mets…   matches his total from the previous four years combined (2008-11).
His HR last night marked the first Yankees go-ahead, pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning or later since Jorge Posada on 9/14/10 at Tampa Bay (10th inning solo HR).

RAUL STAYS COOL: OF/DH Raul Ibanez hit his 11th HR in last night’s win, a seventh-inning game-tying home run…five of his 11HR have given the Yankees the lead, seven have come in the sixth inning or later and seven have come with runners on base.

CALL IT A COMEBACK: The Yankees recorded their 23rd comeback win of the season on Saturday, sixth by at least three runs… have come back to win in three of their four victories vs. the Mets this season and five of their last eight Subway Series wins dating back to 2011.

THREE AND OUT: The Yankees snapped their season-high-tying three-game losing streak on Saturday… remain one of only two teams who have yet to lose more than three consecutive games this season – also Cleveland.

BIRTHDAY BASH: RHP Phil Hughes is celebrating his 26th birthday today….SS Derek Jeter will celebrate his 38th birthday on Tuesday (6/26)

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YANKEES WEEKLY TV SCHEDULE (EDT)
MON – JUN – 25 – vs Cleveland – 7:05 PM – YES, ESPN2
TUE – JUN – 26 – vs Cleveland – 7:05 PM – MY9
WED – JUN – 27 – vs Cleveland – 1:05 PM – YES, MLBN
THU – JUN – 28 – vs Chi White Sox – 7:05 PM – YES
FRI – JUN – 29 – vs Chi White Sox – 7:05 PM – YES, MLBN
SAT – JUN – 30 – vs Chi White Sox – 1:05 PM – YES, MLBN
SUN – JUL – 1 – vs Chi White Sox – 2:05 PM – YES, TBS

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