Game 74: Yankees vs. Indians

June 26, 2012, 1:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium, Bronx, N.Y.
TV / Radio: YES/MLB Network, WCBS 880 AM

INDIANS (37-35)
Michael Brantley CF
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Jason Kipnis 2B
Jose Lopez 3B
Carlos Santana DH
Shelley Duncan LF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Lou Marson C
Aaron Cunningham RF

RHP Ubaldo Jimenez (7-5. 4.59)

YANKEES (45-28)
Curtis Granderson CF
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 1B
Russell Martin C
Jayson Nix SS

LHP Andy Pettitte (3-3, 3.29)

UMPIRES: James Hoye HP, Tom Hallion 1B, Mike DiMuro 2B, Jim Reynolds 3B.

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play the final game of a three-game series vs. the Cleveland Indians today…  wraps up their first opponent on this  seven-game homestand that also features a four-game series vs. Chicago-AL from Thursday-Sunday, concluding with Old-Timers’ Day on Sunday…just completed a three-game “road trip” at Citi Field over the weekend, taking two of three games…  this series began a stretch of 20 straight games for the Yankees against AL teams currently above .500 (CLE, CWS, TB, BOS, LAA, TOR), with 13 of those contests at home.
Ø At 45-28 (.616), own the best record in the Majors.
Ø Are a season-high 17 games above .500…  have won four straight, 14 of their last 17, 19 of their last 24 and are 24-7 in their last 31 games since 5/22…  own a 4.0G lead in the AL East, their largest division lead this season and currently the second-longest in any division (Texas, 4.5G lead over Los Angeles-AL).
Ø Have won seven of their last eight series and nine of their last 11.

WRAPPING UP: The Yankees are 15-9 in series finales this season… have won eight of their last 10 finales… are 6-5 in finales at home.

SWEEPING SENSATION: The Yankees today are looking for their seventh series sweep of the season… with a win, would be their fourth sweep in their last six series… have swept just one three-game series at home this year (6/8-10 vs. the Mets)… are looking for their first sweep of Cleveland in a series of at least three games since 8/10-12/07 at Cleveland (three games) and first at home since 4/17-19/07 (also three games).

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