Game 126: Yankees at Indians

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-8, 2.96) vs. RHP Justin Masterson (9-11, 4.73)
Saturday, August 25 • 7:05 p.m. et • Progress ive Field
Game #126 / Road Game #63 • TV : yes / mlb net. • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Raul Ibanez DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF

Pitching: Hiroki Kuroda RHP (12-8, 2.96)

Jason Kipnis 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera SS
Shin-Soo Choo RF
Carlos Santana DH
Michael Brantley CF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Ezequiel Carrera LF
Jack Hannahan 3B
Lou Marson C

Pitching: Justin Masterson RHP (9-11, 4.73)

Information from the Yankees’ media relations department:

NICKY SWISH: RF Nick Swisher has combined to hit .358 (24-for-67) with 16R, 5 doubles, 5HR and 17RBI over his last 17 games since 8/7.
ð His two-run HR in Friday’s win was the fourth time this year that Swisher has put the Yankees ahead with a HR in the seventh inning or later… according to Elias, is tied with Billy Butler and Adam Jones for the most such homers in the Majors in 2012.
ð Has hit safely in his last 14 games at Progressive Field dating back to 9/2/08 (.353, 18-for-51)–including all 12 contests with the Yankees.

BACKUP SANDMAN: RHP Rafael Soriano has converted 32-of-34 save chances this season, including 15 straight from 6/12-7/17…  has converted 33-of-35 career save opportunities with the Yankees that have come in the closer situation, combining to allow just 4ER in 33.0IP (27H, 31K, 7BB)… is tied for fourth in the Majors in saves in 2012.
ð Has become just the seventh different Yankee to reach the 30-save plateau in a season since the modern save rule was established in 1969.
ð Has allowed just 1ER – a Seth Smith solo HR on 7/22 at Oakland – in 27 road appearances this season (27.2IP, 8BB, 29K), holding opponents to a .190 batting average (19-for-100).

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