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Game 161: Yankees at Rays

September 27, 2011 – Tropicana Field – 7:10 p.m. ET (MY9, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (97-63)
Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-10, 4.02)

RAYS (89-71)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Johnny Damon DH
Ben Zobrist 2B
Sean Rodriguez 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Reid Brignac SS

RHP Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.90)

Game 160: Yankees at Rays

September 26, 2011 -Tropicana Field – 7:10 p.m. ET (YES, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (97-62)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez DH
Jorge Posada 1B
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez RF
Brett Gardner LF

Pitching: Hector Noesi RHP (2-1, 4.14)

RAYS (88-71)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Ben Zobrist 2B
Johnny Damon DH
Matt Joyce RF
Casey Kotchman 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Reid Brignac SS

Pitching: James Shields RHP (15-12, 2.84)

Game 156: Yankees vs. Rays

It’s a good day to hate the Red Sox, apparently, in Russell Martin’s world. For everyone else, the Yankees begin the spoiler part of their season right here, seeing only the Red Sox and Rays the rest of the way.

I’m always amazed at how good stadium crews are about getting all the sticky, sweet bubbly out of the clubhouse the day after a clinching celebration. You’d never know what a mess the Yankees clubhouse was when we walked out last night.

I guarantee that if I invited 50 to 60 people over to my apartment and allowed them to do what the Yankees did last night, the place would be reeking of spoiled alcohol until well after Christmas. Then again, I can’t really fit a baseball team in my apartment anyway, so it’s a moot point.

The Yankees’ magic number to clinch the best record in the American League is 3, comprising any combination of Yankees wins and Tigers/Rangers losses.

Here are tonight’s lineups  –

September 22, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 7:05 p.m. ET (YES/ESPN, WCBS 880 AM)

RAYS (85-70)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Johnny Damon DH
Ben Zobrist 2B
Casey Kotchman 1B
John Jaso C
Reid Brignac SS

Pitching: Matt Moore LHP (0-0, 6.23)

YANKEES (95-60)
Derek Jeter SS
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Mark Teixeira DH
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jesus Montero C
Jorge Posada 1B
Brandon Laird 3B
Greg Golson CF

Pitching: Bartolo Colon RHP (8-9, 3.81)

Game 155: Yankees vs. Rays

An odd rain delay to start the second game of the night here at the Stadium — only the mound and tarp were covered. We’re on target for an estimated 8:05 p.m. ET start time.

Here are tonight’s lineups for Game 2 –

September 21, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 7:05 p.m. ET (YES/ESPN, WCBS 880 AM)

RAYS (85-69)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Ben Zobrist 2B
Johnny Damon DH
Sean Rodriguez SS
Casey Kotchman 1B
Brandon Guyer RF
Kelly Shoppach C

Pitching: Jeremy Hellickson RHP (13-10, 2.91)

YANKEES (94-60)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jesus Montero DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C
Chris Dickerson RF
Eduardo Nunez SS

Pitching: CC Sabathia LHP (19-8, 3.01)

Game 154: Yankees vs. Rays

I brought a windbreaker to the Stadium today, just in case things get a little wet in the Yankees’ clubhouse at some point. There could be some splashing around, with the Yankees’ magic number for the playoffs at two and the AL East at three.

Any win over the Rays clinches a postseason berth, while a doubleheader sweep and a Red Sox loss to the Orioles tonight would secure the division. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he hasn’t really talked to the team about celebrating.

“I want the guys just to do what comes natural to them. I feel that’s important,” Girardi said. “The guys have worked extremely hard all year long and we know what the goals are here, to clinch the division and get home field advantage. I let them do what they want, in a sense.”

Girardi acknowledged that it might be a little odd to spray bubbly between games of a doubleheader, but there’s a chance it might happen.

“I want them to let out when they have an ability to let things out,” Girardi said. “Obviously we’d have to be careful what we did in between games, but we’ll see.”

Here are this afternoon’s lineups for Game 1 –

September 21, 2011 – Yankee Stadium – 1:05 p.m. ET (YES, WCBS 880 AM)

RAYS (85-68)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Johnny Damon DH
Casey Kotchman 1B
Jose Lobaton C
Elliot Johnson 2B
Reid Brignac SS

Pitching: James Shields RHP (15-11, 2.78)

YANKEES (93-60)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada 1B
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez 2B
Austin Romine C

Pitching: Hector Noesi RHP (2-1, 4.01)

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