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Game 143: Yankees at Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (80-62)
Derek Jeter DH
Nick Swisher RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Russell Martin C
Andruw Jones LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Steve Pearce 1B
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Phil Hughes (14-12, 4.13)
Hughes vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (64-79)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Scott Podsednik DH
James Loney 1B
Cody Ross RF
Daniel Nava LF
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Mike Aviles SS
Pedro Ciriaco 3B
Ivan De Jesus 2B

LHP Felix Doubront (10-8, 5.21)
Doubront vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Kind of a hazy sky for tonight’s series finale, but not real threat of rain. Wind blowing from right to left.

UMPIRES: HP Tom Hallion, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Chad Fairchild, 3B Alfonso Marquez

GRANDY MAN CAN: Last night was Curtis Granderson’s 13th career multi-homer game, and his ninth since joining the Yankees in 2010. Only Mark Teixeira (11) has more by a Yankee over the stretch. Five of Granderson’s last 10 hits since August 26 have been home runs. He has five hits in his last 11 at-bats after going 6-for-his-previous-48 (.125) from August 22 through September 8.

LUCKY 13: The Yankees won last night despite going hitless in 13 at-bats with runners in scoring position. It was just their third game since 1974 — and second this season — in which they had at least 13 at-bats with RISP and failed to record a hit.

AND IN THE END: The Yankees are 28-17 in series finales and have won 13 of their last 16 road finales, including each of their last three. They are?10-7 in the rubber game of a three-game series this season.

UPDATE, 7:46 p.m.: Couple of 1-2-3 innings for Hughes, a couple of problem-free plays for Nunez. Scoreless after two.

UPDATE, 8:09 p.m.: Bases loaded with no outs in the fourth. Big opportunity to take control of this game.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Jones sac fly and it’s a 1-0 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Well that’s just terrible luck. Granderson lines out to first and the Red Sox get two outs on the play. Granderson seemed to break his bat on the play just for good measure.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: Ruled a hit for Ross. Runners at the corners now with two outs in the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:18 p.m.: Jeter’s still hobbling a little bit, but he just blooped an RBI single into center field for a 2-0 Yankees lead. He also pulled into a tie with Mays for 10th on baseball’s all-time hit list.

UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Hughes is through seven scoreless. He’s really dealing tonight. And he’s usually terrible in this stadium.




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