Game 136: Yankees at Rays

NEW YORK YANKEES (76-59) at TAMPA BAY RAYS (74-62)
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (12-10, 3.04) vs. LHP Matt Moore (10-8, 3.58)
Wednesday, September 5 • 7:10 p.m. et • Tropicana Field
Game #136 / Road Game #67 • TV: yes / mlb net. • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Andruw Jones LF
Steve Pearce 1B
Jayson Nix 2B

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

RAYS
Sam Fuld CF
Desmond Jennings LF
Ben Zobrist SS
Evan Longoria DH
Matt Joyce RF
Luke Scott 1B
Jeff Keppinger 3B
Jose Lobaton C
Elliot Johnson 2B

Matt Moore LHP

IN CLOSING: The Yankees are 26-17 in series finales…  have won 11 of their last 14 finales on the road… are 3-4 in games when trying to avoid a sweep in 2012.

BROOM BREAKERS: The Yankees tonight will look to avoid being swept for the fifth time this season, which would surpass their total from all of last year (four)… all four of their previous sweeps have come on the road… are looking to avoid being swept by the Rays for the second time this season (also 4/6-8 at Tropicana Field) and third time in their last four series in St. Petersburg (also 9/26-28/11).

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I’ll take the W but that sure wasn’t pretty last night. Winning ugly is better than losing pretty.

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