1. Ichiro Suzuki CF
2. Jayson Nix SS
3. Mark Teixeira 1B
4. Robinson Cano DH
5. Vernon Wells LF
6. Kevin Youkilis 3B
7. David Adams 2B
8. Lyle Overbay RF
9. Chris Stewart C
David Phelps RHP
1. Michael Bourn CF
2. Jason Kipnis 2B
3. Michael Brantley LF
4. Nick Swisher 1B
5. Carlos Santana C
6. Mark Reynolds 3B
7. Jason Giambi DH
8. Mike Aviles SS
9. Drew Stubbs RF
Scott Kazmir LHP
Umpires: Tony Randazzo HP, Larry Vanover 1B, Brian Gorman 2B, Manny Gonzalez 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: Clear, comfortable
One-sided fight: So far the Yankees have outscored the Indians 39-12 and out-homered them 10-3 in winning four of the five games.
Update, 7:13: Phelps has a 1-2-3 first, which was better than his previous first inning as I recall.
Update, 7:24: Teixeira bloops a single, but that’s it off Kazmir, who fans Nix and Cano.
Update, 7:40: Another good inning for Phelps despite a walk. He fanned Swisher and Giambi.
Update, 7:44: Three up, three down in the second for the Yankees.
Update, 8:02: RBI single for Ichiro. In other news, ESPN is reporting MLB might seek a 100-game suspension for Alex Rodriguez in the matter of performance-enhancing drugs and that Miami anti-aging clinic. The report states about 20 players could be suspended.
Update, 8:10: Teixeira may be heating up, two HR in two games, this one a three-run shot. 4-0 after three.
Update, 8:34: Four runs, seven hits for the Yankees through four.
Update, 8:49: Phelps walks two to start off the fifth, but then got three straight with Logan warming.
Update, 8:58: Wells now 0 for 3 and 1 for 17 on the homestand, strands a runner at second to end the fifth.
Update, 9:04: One-hit shutout for Phelps through six, and that one shouldn’t have been a hit if Nix had gotten rid of the ball quicker. Phelps now over 100 pitches.
Update, 9:13: Phelps is done. Chamberlain on for the seventh.
Update, 9:30: Chamberlain booed off the mound after giving up a three-run shot to Stubbs, 4-3. Logan is in.
Update, 9:46: Bases loaded, one out for the Yankees in the seventh, who haven’t had a hit since the fourth. Lefty Nick Hagadone will come on to face Cano.
Update, 9:51: Cano raps into 4-6-3 double play. David Robertson on for the eighth.
Update, 10:05: Robertson lets the first two get on, then gets out of it as he has been known to do.
Update, 10:14: Yankees get a double from Gardner, first hit since the fourth. But Brignac leaves him at second. Mariano Rivera on for the ninth.
Update, 10:23: Yankees win, 4-3.