Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Chris Stewart C
LHP CC Sabathia (5-2, 3.78)
Sabathia vs. Athletics
Jemile Weeks 2B
Coco Crisp CF
Josh Reddick RF
Jonny Gomes DH
Josh Donaldson 3B
Kurt Suzuki C
Cliff Pennington SS
Adam Rosales 1B
Collin Cowgill LF
RHP Bartolo Colon (4-4, 4.09)
Colon vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 4:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Nice and sunny here in Oakland. Pretty good day, actually.
UMPIRES: HP Brian O’Nora, 1B Tom Hallion, 2B Alfonso Marquez, Corey Blaser
LOPSIDED: The Yankees are now 30-11 against the A’s since the start of the 2007 season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, only one team has a higher winning percentage against a particular opponent over that span (minimum of 40 games): Milwaukee is 58-20 against Pittsburgh.
CANO CAN GO DEEP: Robinson Cano hit his 150th career home run last night. He did it in career game No. 1,098, becoming the third Yankees second baseman to reach the plateau: also Tony Lazzeri (169 in 1,659 games) and Joe Gordon (153 in 1,000 games). Cano is the 15th second baseman all time to collect at least 300 doubles and 150 homers. Lou Whitaker, Joe Morgan and Charlie Gehringer are the only other such left-handers.
GOOD MATCHUP: Alex Rodriguez has hit eight home runs in his career against Bartolo Colon, matching his most against any pitcher (also Ramon Ortiz, Tim Wakefield and David Wells). Rodriguez hit three homers off Colon on April 26, 2005 in a game against the Angels at the original Yankee Stadium.
UPDATE, 4:28 p.m.: CC gives up a run in the first, but Cano gets it right back with a solo homer in the second. It’s 1-1.
UPDATE, 4:48 p.m.: Jeter manages to pass Paul Waner on baseball’s all-time hits list, and give the Yankees a 2-1 lead, all on the same swing.
UPDATE, 4:53 p.m.: Reddick goes to dead center for his 13th homer of the year, and it’s a 2-2 game.
UPDATE, 5:09 p.m.: Hey look, Teixeira is hitting home runs again. That’s his seventh of the season, good for a 3-2 lead in the fourth.
UPDATE, 5:29 p.m.: Two-run single by Teixeira makes this a three-run fifth inning for the Yankees. They’ve pulled ahead 6-2. Teixeira has three RBI.