Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Jayson Nix 3B
Casey McGehee DH
Russell Martin C
RHP Ivan Nova (11-6, 4.76)
Nova vs. White Sox
WHITE SOX (66-55)
Dewayne Wise CF
Kevin Youkilis 3B
Adam Dunn DH
Paul Konerko 1B
Alex Rios RF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Dayan Viciedo LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Gordon Beckham 2B
LHP Francisco Liriano (4-10, 5.22)
Liriano vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., MY9 and MLB Network
WEATHER: It just feels really nice out. Nothing too crazy, just a slight breeze and a clear sky. It’s a nice night here in Chicago.
UMPIRES: HP Jeff Nelson, 1B Mike Muchlinski, 2B Bill Welke, 3B Tim Tschida
GOING RIGHT AGAINST LEFTIES: The Yankees are 26-17 (.6047) against left-handed starters this season, the second-best such winning percentage in the American League fractionally behind Boston (.6053, 23-15), and the fifth-best in the Majors.
LETTING IT GET AWAY (TWICE): The Yankees lost two leads in Monday’s loss, the first time that has happened in a game since the first week of July when they did so in back-to-back losses at Tampa Bay on July 2 and July 3 and again in their July 6 win at Boston.
CC PITCHES IN: For the fourth consecutive year, Amber and CC Sabathia and their PitCCh In Foundation have helped kids start the new school year. Today, Margie Sabathia-Lanier, CC’s mother, is delivering nearly 3,000 backpacks filled with items such as a three-ring binder, pencils, a ruler, crayons, washable jumbo markers, a spiral notebook and pocket folders to all first and second graders in the Vallejo City Unified School District.?Sabathia’s foundation will also provide back-to-school backpacks to youngsters in the Bronx in early September.
UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Nova gets through his half of the first inning with a runner stranded at third. Liriano didn’t do the same in the top of the inning, letting the Yankees get two runs on two hits and two walks. It’s a 2-0 Yankees lead after one. One of those hits, by the way, was Jeter’s 12th homer of the year.
UPDATE, 9:21 p.m.: Well, now it’s tied. Nova allowed one run in the second inning, and now Konerko has tied it with a solo homer in the fourth.
UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Youkilis grand slam has the White Sox ahead 6-2 here in the fifth. Has much the same feeling as last night’s fifth inning, just a punch to the gut for the Yankees.
UPDATE, 10:10 p.m.: Martin’s home run has cut the lead to 6-3, but the Yankees are still in a significant hole heading into the bottom of the seventh. Derek Lowe coming in to pitch.