Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher DH
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones RF
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Brett Gardner LF
RHP Freddy Garcia (8-7, 3.21)
Garcia vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Brendan Ryan SS
Dustin Ackley 2B
Miguel Olico C
Adam Kennedy 3B
Mike Carp DH
Justin Smoak 1B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Greg Halman LF
LHP Jason Vargas (6-8, 3.94)
Vargas vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network (pushed back to 9 p.m.)
WEATHER: Rain never fell very hard, but obviously the radar was a mess. After a lengthy delay, it actually feels pretty nice here.
UMPIRES: HP Jerry Layne, 1B Bob Davidson, 2B Hunter Wendelstedt, 3B Brian Knight
LOOKING FOR 60: If the Yankees win tonight, it would mark the 46th time in franchise history that the team has won 60 of its first 100 games.
KEEPING IT CLOSE: The Yankees have had 12 of their 20 July games decided by three runs or less. Four of their past seven games have been decided by just one run. The Yankees are 12-15 in one-run games this season.
BEST VS. THE WEST: The Yankees are 15-6 against teams in the American League West this season. That’s the best winning percentage against the AL West of any team in 2011. The Yankees only series loss against an AL West team came in Seattle.
MOTIVATION: The Mariners have lost 15 games in a row. The last time the Yankees lost to a team that that had lost its previous 15 games was in 1926 when the Red Sox won at Yankee Stadium to end a 17-game losing streak.
UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: There’s home run No. 27 for Teixeira, a two-run shot over the Poland Spring sign in left for a 2-0 Yankees lead in the first. Against this Mariners lineup, two runs might be more than enough.
UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Couple of hits and a sac fly have put the Mariners on the board. It’s 2-1 in the third.
UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: Jeter’s fourth homer of the year has extended the Yankees lead to 3-1 in the third.
UPDATE, 10:16 p.m.: Three straight hits from the bottom of the order — including an infield single by Andruw Jones — have sparked a five-run fourth inning for the Yankees. Seattle looks like a team capable of losing 16 in a row, and it might be about to happen. It’s 8-1.
UPDATE, 10:45 p.m.: Another run for the Yankees, meanwhile Freddy Garcia just keeps plowing through this weak Mariners lineup. It’s 9-1 heading into the seventh.
UPDATE, 11:34 p.m.: Here’s Steve Garrison to make his major league debut in the ninth inning of a 10-3 game. He’s gotta get the final two outs.