1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Jayson Nix SS
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Vernon Wells LF
5. Thomas Neal DH
6. Ichiro Suzuki RF
7. David Adams 3B
8. Lyle Overbay 1B
9. Chris Stewart C
Hiroki Kuroda RHP
1. Nick Punto SS
2. Yasiel Puig RF
3. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
4. Hanley Ramirez DH
5. Andre Ethier CF
6. Juan Uribe 3B
7. Skip Schumaker 2B
8. A.J. Ellis C
9. Alex Castellanos LF
Hyun-Jin Ryu LHP
Umpires: Andy Fletcher HP, John Tumpane 1B, Joe West 2B, Sam Holbrook 3B
TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: partly cloudy, comfortable
Yankees vs. lefties: Despite their depleted righty lineup, the Yankees are 14-7 vs. lefty starters, a .667 winning percentage, the best in the majors against them.
Update, 1:12: My first look at Puig.
Update, 1:13: Puig grounds a single into left-center, out trying to stretch for a double. Gardner throws him out.
Update, 1:14: 1-2-3 first for Kuroda, sort of.
Update, 1:24: 2Ks for Ryu in the first. Two-out error leads to nothing when Wells goes down looking.
Update, 1:34: Leadoff single, then Kuroda retires three straight.
Update, 1:44: Yankees need Overbay to re-heat, and he delivers a two-run double over Ethier’s head in center, 2-0 in second.
Update, 2:00: Kuroda has been touched for one single in each of the first three innings, and that’s it.
Update, 2:08: Schumaker’s second error at second on a Cano bouncer leads to nothing, 2-0 after three.
Update, 2:16: Second and third, no one out, and Kuroda turns a liner back to him into a 1-5 double play. Uribe grounds out to end the inning. Nice escape act.
Update, 2:23: Kuroda has given up four singles and a double through five. Had a 1-2-3 fifth.
Update, 2:46: Yankees leave bases loaded thanks to Wells and Neal. Wells now 9 for 83.
Update, 2:53: 1-2-3 sixth for Kuroda, but Cano helped the cause with a great pick and throw from his knees, robbing Puig.
Update, 2:56: Ichiro homer No. 3, solo to the right-field seats, 3-0 in the sixth.
Update, 3:11: Dodgers bases loaded, one out. Kelley warming.
Update, 3:15: Ellis sac fly, 3-1. Kuroda at 102 pitches.
Update, 3:20: Kuroda is done after Jerry Hairston Jr.’s pinch RBI single makes it 3-2. Kelley is on.
Update, 3:24: Kelley fans Punto, waves at 92 mph fastball for the third out. Ryu is done. J.P. Howell comes on.
Update, 3:38: One-out singles for Nix and Cano. Ronald Belisario will be the new pitcher.
Update, 3:44: Belisario commits two errors on one play, including a throw into center, 4-2 Yankees. Then he hits Neal with a pitch and is pulled from the game.
Update, 3:50: Three RBI now for Ichiro, two-run single off lefty Paco Rodriguez, 6-2.
Update, 3:53: Claiborne on for the eighth. Brignac takes over at short, Nix to third.
Update, 3:58: Dodgers not going quietly. Hanley Ramirez two-run HR, 6-4. Robertson takes over for Claiborne.
Update, 4:07: Robertson walks two, then gets out of trouble.
Update, 4:14: Rivera on for the ninth.
Update, 4:20: Rivera gets Puig looking to end game, 25th save. Yankees win 6-4.