Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira DH
Eric Chavez 3B
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 2B
RHP Freddy Garcia (6-5, 4.85)
Garcia vs. Rangers
Ian Kinsler 2B
Elvis Andrus SS
Josh Hamilton CF
Adrian Beltre 3B
Nelson Cruz RF
David Murphy LF
Geovany Soto C
Mitch Moreland DH
Mike Olt 1B
RHP Scott Feldman (6-7, 4.64)
Feldman vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 8:45 p.m., YES Network and ESPN (originally 7:05 p.m.)
WEATHER: Rain has gone away for now. Let’s hope it stays that way.
UMPIRES: HP Vic Carapazza, 1B Marty Foster, 2B Jeff Kellogg, 3B Tim Timmons
ROLL CALL: Knicks head coach Mike Woodson is scheduled to participate in Roll Call at the start of tonight’s game. He’ll be with the Bleacher Creatures in Section 203.
TEXAS IN NEW YORK: The Yankees are 10-1 in their past 11 regular season games against the Rangers atYankee Stadium. Since April 16, 2011, the Yankees have won seven straight home games against Texas. That matches the second-longest home winning streak vs. Texas (also 7/18/84-7/14/85) behind an eight-game stretch from April 4, 1994 through April 12, 1996.
Urban League Classic: It was announced today that Yankee Stadium will Hampton University and Morgan State University in the New York Urban League Football Classic on November 17. There is a two-year agreement that calls for the two schools to play at Yankee Stadium in 2013 as well.
UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Pretty impressive crowd considering the rain delay. The place isn’t totally packed, but it’s close.
UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Garcia breezes through the first three innings scoreless. The Yankees left two runners stranded in the second and it’s still a scoreless game heading into the bottom of the third.
UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: Josh Hamilton just went deep, but not before the Yankees scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning. It’s now a 3-1 Yankees lead in the fourth.
UPDATE, 10:05 p.m.: Huge double play to end the top of the fourth. With the bases loaded, Nix made a nice turn and Swisher made a great play at first to get Garcia out of serious trouble. It’s still a 3-1 Yankees lead heading into the bottom of the fourth.
UPDATE, 10:17 p.m.: Unusual shifting against Jeter and Swisher. Texas doesn’t allow a run in the bottom of the fourth and it’s still 3-1.
UPDATE, 11:05 p.m.: Standing ovation for Garcia, who allowed two runs through 6.2 innings. Hamilton went deep twice, but that’s the extent of the damage against Garcia, who’s been huge for the Yankees ever since Andy Pettitte landed on the DL.