Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Ramiro Pena 3B
Kevin Russo LF
LHP Andy Pettitte (7-1, 2.47)
Career vs. Astros
Michael Bourn CF
Jeff Keppinger 2B
Lance Berkman 1B
Carlos Lee LF
Hunter Pence RF
Jason Michaels DH
Pedro Feliz 3B
Tommy Manzella SS
Kevin Cash C
RHP Brett Myers (4-3, 3.01)
Career vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m. / YES Network
UMPIRES: HP Brian Gorman, 1B Paul Nauert, 2B Ted Barrett, 3B Tony Randazzo
WEATHER: Little bit cooler than it was in Baltimore — temperatures getting into the 60s — but it’s a bright, sunny day at the ballpark.
BERN BABY BERN: Bernie Williams is performing all weekend at at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club, 1650 Broadway (At 51st St.). He’s playing at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. tonight and Saturday. On Sunday he’s playing at 8:30 and 10:30. He’s had the No. 1 jazz single in the country for the past six weeks.
NO CRYING IN PREGAME CEREMONIES: Former All-American Girls Professional League player Lavonne “Pepper” Paire is in the stadium as a guest of the Yankees. She’s 85 years old and served as an advisor for the movie A League of Their Own.
CANO STAT OF THE DAY: Robinson Cano leads the major leagues in batting average (.376), hits (89) and total bases (146). He also leads all major league second basemen in runs scored and runs batted in.
UPDATE, 7:20 p.m.: With the second out of the first inning, Andy Pettitte reached 3,000 career innings. He and Jamie Moyer are the only active pitchers with 3,000 innings pitched.
UPDATE, 7:28 p.m.: Swisher worked a bases-loaded walk for the first Yankees run of the night, but it was Francisco Cervelli’s two-out, two-run single that made the biggest splash. It’s 3-0 Yankees after one.
UPDATE, 7:44 p.m.: Tommy Manzella just ripped a two-out double into left field, scoring two runs and pulling the Astros within 3-2. Manzella is an all-glove, no-bat young shortstop who’s hitting .210 this season.
UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Brett Myers got in trouble in the first inning, but he’s now retired 10 straight. It’s still 3-2.
UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: A walk and stolen base by Kevin Russo setup Mark Teixeira’s two-out RBI single and the Yankees are now leading 4-2. Pettitte, meanwhile, rolling through this Astros lineup.
UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: I got to cover Michael Bourn in the minor leagues. The dude can fly and he just took a double away from Derek Jeter, who’s on-base streak is in serious trouble.
UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: Big ovation for Pettitte, who pitched a great game and is now turning the game over to Joba Chamberlain with runners at second and third and one out. He might have gotten out of this inning if not for Derek Jeter’s error.