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Game 106: Yankees at Dodgers

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YANKEES (55-50)
Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Andy Pettitte P

LHP Andy Pettitte (7-8, 4.39)
Pettitte vs. Dodgers [2]

DODGERS (56-48)
Carl Crawford LF
Yasil Puig RF
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Hanley Ramirez SS
A.J. Ellis C
Andre Ethier CF
Juan Uribe 3B
Mark Ellis 2B
Zack Greinke P

RHP Zack Greinke (8-3, 3.49)
Greinke vs. Yankees [3]

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

WEATHER: It’s L.A. Bright blue sky. Temperatures in the 70s. Beautiful.

UMPIRES: HP Bill Biller, 1B CB Bucknor, 2B Quinn Wolcott, 3B Dale Scott

MAYBE WITH A GREAT ROAD TRIP? Ichiro Suzuki has totaled 3,984 hits when combining his Major League total (2,706) and Pacific League total (1,278). He needs 16 more to reach the 4,000-hit plateau, reached only by Pete Rose (4,256) and Ty Cobb (4,191), when taking into account hits from the highest levels of baseball in the U.S. and Japan.

HE HITS TOO: Zack Greinke is hitting .394/.474/.455 this season.

ON THIS DATE: On July 30, 2011, the Yankees scored a franchise-high 12 first-inning runs in Game 2 of a doubleheader against Baltimore. They sent 16 men to the plate with 13 of them reaching base. All nine batters had at least one hit and one run, and the Yankees won 17-3.

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: Pettitte gives up a run in the first, Overbay gets it right back with a solo homer in the second.

UPDATE, 10:43 p.m.: That was an 0-2 pitch from Pettitte that Uribe just hit for a go-ahead homer. Not the Dodgers first hard-hit ball of the night.

UPDATE, 11:09 p.m.: Ichiro’s throw and Stewart’s tag have saved a run and gotten Pettitte out of the third inning, but he’s already allowed six hits, and a lot of those have been hit awfully hard. He’s at 51 pitches. How long do he go?

UPDATE, 11:16 p.m.: Double. Wild pitch. RBI grounder to short. That’s all it takes to tie this thing at 2. Helps getting some extra-base hits every now and then.

UPDATE, 11:55 p.m.: Well, I thought Pettitte might be in for a short night, but he’s just pitched through the sixth and it’s still 2-2. The Dodgers have seven hits, but Pettitte has kept them at bay.