Here are the lineups:
Clemens RHP (1-1, 3.65)
Lopez RHP (3-0, 2.90)
Pregame chatter: Cairo is a career .357 hitter against Lopez. … Derek Jeter has 249 hits in interleague play, the most in the majors. … Yankee relievers have not allowed a home run in 32.1 innings dating back to June 4. … It’s supposed to get to 97 in Denver today. … Brady Clark was waived by the Dodgers. Wouldn’t you take him over Kevin Thompson? … The Yankees are 12 of 65 (.185) in the series with two runs.
UPDATE 3:25 p.m.: Here are the pitching matchups for the Giants series:
Friday: LHP Kei Igawa (2-1, 7.63) vs. RHP Matt Cain (2-7, 3.15)
Saturday: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (7-4, 3.33) vs. RHP Matt Morris (7-4, 3.21)
Sunday: RHP Mike Mussina (3-4, 5.10) vs. LHP Noah Lowry (6-6, 3.74)
UPDATE, 4:09 p.m.: Word from MLB is that Giambi and his camp have agreed to a meeting and there will be a statement coming out soon from Bud Selig.
UPDATE, 4:41 p.m.: The Yankees have five hits and Roger Clemens has one of them. Not what they were looking for from the offense. … Meanwhile Kaz Matsui is 16 of 53 (.302) with 12 RBI in 14 career games against the Yankees.