Game 123: Yankees at White Sox

NEW YORK YANKEES (72-50) at CHICAGO-AL (66-55)
RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76) vs. LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22)
Tuesday, August 21 • 8:10 p.m. et • U.S. Cellular Field
Game #123 / Road Game #60 • TV: my9 / mlb net. • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

YANKEES (72-50)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Casey McGehee DH
Russell Martin C

RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76)

WHITE SOX (66-55)
Dewayne Wise CF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adam Dunn DH
Paul Konerko 1B
Alex Rios RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Gordon Beckham 2B

LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22)

GIVING GROUND: The Yankees lost two leads in Monday’s loss at Chicago-AL, the first time that has happened in a game since the first week of July when they did so in back-to-back losses at Tampa Bay on 7/2 and 7/3 and again in their 7/6 win at Boston.

BACKPACKING: For the fourth consecutive year, Amber and CC Sabathia and their PitCCh In Foundation to help youngsters have a strong start to the new school year… today, Margie Sabathia-Lanier, CC’s mother, will deliver nearly 3,000 backpacks (filled with items such as a 3-ring binder, pencils, a ruler, crayons, washable jumbo markers, a spiral notebook and pocket folders) to all first and second graders in the Vallejo City Unified School District… Sabathia’s PitCCh In Foundation will also provide back-to-school backpacks to youngsters in the Bronx in early September.

AN EVEN DOZEN: With Hiroki Kuroda’s win on Sunday vs. Boston, the Yankees now have three pitchers each with at least 12 wins (also Hughes and Sabathia) prior to 9/1 for the first time since 2006 when Chien-Ming Wang, Randy Johnson and Mike Mussina accomplished the feat… will look for a win from RHP Ivan Nova tonight to give the staff four 12-game winners prior to 9/1 for the first time since 2003 (Clemens, Mussina, Pettitte and Wells).

FROM THE LEFT SIDE: The Yankees are 26-17 (.6047) against left-handed starters this season, the second-best such winning percentage in the AL fractionally behind Boston (.6053, 23-15), and the fifth-best in the Majors.

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