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MLB announces schedule through Tuesday

Major League Baseball has announced the game times through Tuesday, which covers Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series for the Yankees.

New York will play ALDS Game 1 on Sunday at 6:15 p.m. ET at the winner of tonight’s Wild Card game between the Orioles and Rangers. Monday’s ALDS Game 2 is scheduled to begin at 8:07 p.m. ET.

Both games will be televised on TBS. Tonight the Yankees are holding a workout under the lights at Yankee Stadium, and they’ll likely bring their bags to hit the road for either Baltimore or Arlington after the Wild Card game is decided.

  • As I’ve replied to those who have asked on Twitter, the Yankees do have home field advantage, despite the fact they open on the road. Game 3 (plus Game 4 & Game 5, if necessary) would be held at Yankee Stadium. Yes, this is a change from the old 2-2-1 format due to scheduling conflicts, but all involved teams have known about it since at least March. MLB has said the old format will return in 2013.

    This 2-3 ALDS format is the same one that MLB used from 1995-97. That worked out OK for the Yanks as division winners in 1996; not so much as Wild Cards in ’95 (Seattle) and ’97 (Cleveland).

  • Umpires have been announced for the ALDS series involving the Yankees: Brian Gorman, Mark Carlson, Fieldin Culbreth, Mike Everitt, Angel Hernandez and Tony Randazzo.
  • Game 118: Yankees vs. Rangers

    NEW YORK YANKEES (70-47) vs. TEXAS RANGERS (67-49)
    RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.70) vs. LHP Derek Holland (7-6, 4.92)
    Thursday, August 16 • 1:05 p.m. et • Yankee Stadium
    Game #118 / Home Game #60 • TV: yes / mlb net. • Radio: wcbs (eng.)/wado(span.)

    RANGERS
    Elvis Andrus SS
    Michael Young 2B
    Josh Hamilton DH
    Adrian Beltre 3B
    David Murphy LF
    Geovany Soto C
    Mitch Moreland 1B
    Craig Gentry CF
    Mike Olt RF

    Derek Holland RHP (7-6, 4.92)

    YANKEES
    Derek Jeter SS
    Nick Swisher RF
    Mark Teixeira 1B
    Andruw Jones LF
    Casey McGehee 3B
    Russell Martin DH
    Jayson Nix 2B
    Ichiro Suzuki CF
    Chris Stewart C

    Ivan Nova RHP (11-6, 4.70)

    SWEEPING SENSATION: The Yankees today will look to complete their ninth series sweep of the season, which would tie their total from all of last year…  are looking to complete their first four-game sweep against Texas since 8/11-14/05, and their first four-game sweep against any team since Chicago-AL from 8/1-4/11…  are looking to sweep a four-game series at the current Yankee Stadium for the fifth time, first since 2010 (Oakland, 8/30-9/2/10).

    FROM THE LEFT SIDE: The Yankees are 25-15 (.625) against left-handed starters this season, the best such winning percentage in the AL and the fourth-best in the Majors.

    HOME ON THE RANGE: The Yankees are 11-1 in their last 12 regular season games vs. the Rangers at the current Yankee Stadium, winning each of their last eight since 4/16/11… matches their longest-ever home winning streak vs. Texas (also 4/4/94-4/12/96).

    IN CLOSING: The Yankees are 24-13 in series finales… have won five of their last seven finales at home.

    Cliff Lee will take his time

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    The drop-off between Cliff Lee and the rest of the free agent starting pitching market is sizable, and that allows the left-hander a certain amount of comfort as his representatives approach the task of securing a large contract this winter.
    Lee’s agent, Darek Braunecker, told The Associated Press on Monday that his camp is only “gathering information” at this point, and that no deal is expected to be reached quickly.
    “This one certainly is a little bit unique in that he’s clearly the best player on the free-agent market and not a lot of other things are going to impact our position on Cliff,” Braunecker said.
    Braunecker may not even attend next week’s General Manager’s meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., not needing to drum up interest in Lee. There is also no need to take Lee on a tour of the cities where he could pitch next year. 
    The Yankees and Rangers are thought to be among his most interested suitors, while the Phillies, Brewers, Cubs, Nationals and Angels could also jump in. Lee’s eventual contract may be a five or six year deal, worth upwards of the $23 million per season the Yankees are paying CC Sabathia. 
    “We’re going to take it on of kind of a team-by-team, case-by-case basis. I don’t expect Cliff to be flying all over the country,” Braunecker said. “We’re really in just the infancy stages of it all. We don’t really ever handicap the timing of any of this stuff. We believe that when the right deal presents itself, we’ll be prepared to act. And when that might be, that’s anybody’s guess at this point.”
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