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Game 162: Yankees at Rays

September 28, 2011 – Tropicana Field – 7:10 p.m. ET (YES/ESPN, WCBS 880 AM)

YANKEES (97-64)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jesus Montero C
Eduardo Nunez 2B

Dellin Betances RHP (0-0, 27.00)

RAYS (90-71)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Johnny Damon DH
Ben Zobrist 2B
Casey Kotchman 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Reid Brignac SS

David Price LHP (12-13, 3.35)

AT A GLANCE: The Yankees will play their final regular season game tonight at Tampa Bay…are concluding the season by playing 33 games over the final 32 days of the season from 8/28-9/28, playing on 30 of those days (have gone 19-13 thus far).

Are looking to avoid getting swept in a series of more than one game for just the third time in 2011 (also 5/13-15 and 6/7-9 vs. Boston), and just the second time ever by Tampa Bay (also 9/26-28/00 at Tropicana Field)…have not been swept in a multi-game series on the road since 9/10-12/10 at Texas.

THREE AND OUT: The Yankees are the only Major League team that has not lost more than three straight road games this season.

WRAPPING IT UP: The Yankees went 6-4 in the season’s final game over the last 10 years (2001-10), losing four of the last six such contests…have not ended a season on a losing streak of at least four games since 2000 (lost final seven contests).

LEAN LEFT: The Yankees are 35-16 (.686) vs. left-handed starters this season…have won seven of their last 10 and 21 of their last 29 games against lefty starters…are batting .282 (453-for-1,609) vs. LHP this season, fractionally the second-highest in the Majors behind Texas…have hit a Major League-most 67HR off LHP.

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)

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