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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.
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).
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.)
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)
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.