Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C
CC Sabathia P
RHP Ivan Nova (4-4, 3.41)
Nova vs. Padres
Everth Cabrera SS
Chris Denorfia CF
Chase Headley 3B
Jesus Guzman LF
Yonder Alonso 1B
Jedd Gyorko 2B
Logan Forsythe RF
Nick Hundley C
Andrew Cashner P
RHP Tyson Ross (2-4, 2.90)
Ross vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 8:40 p.m. ET, YES Network
WEATHER: Have you ever heard anything about the weather in San Diego? Rumors of perfection? Well those rumors are true.
UMPIRES: HP Scott Barry, 1B Alfonso Marquez, 2B Ted Barrett, 3B Mike DiMuro
EYE ON 2,000: Alfonso Soriano has 1,995 career hits and is five hits away from becoming the 16th active player to reach the 2,000 hit plateau.
MOVING UP: Robinson Cano recorded his 1,577th career hit on Friday, tying Wally Pipp for 16th place on the Yankees all-time franchise list. Phil Rizzuto is 15th with 1,588.
HOME AND AWAY: In terms of winning or losing series, the Yankees have the same record at home as on the road (7-8-3), but in terms of individual games, they’ve been better at home (29-25) than on the road (27-27).
UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: Fine work by Nova and Nunez to get out of that second inning jam. Nova got the ground balls he needed, and Nunez made the play with the infield in to get the second out.
UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: I don’t want to alarm you, but it seems the Yankese are being no-hit by Tyson Ross through four innings.
UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: I suppose the good news is that the Yankees have a hit. The bad news is, they don’t have a run, and Ross has matched his career high in strikeouts.
UPDATE, 10:04 p.m.: Nova has been outstanding — six scoreless, three hits — but the Yankees lineup has had two base runners. Brett Gardner drew a walk and stole a base, but that’s their only runner in scoring position.
UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: There’s a homer for Curtis Granderson. It’s actually his second of the season. It’s a 2-0 Yankees lead in the seventh.
UPDATE, 10:58 p.m.: Nova got through seven, Robertson did his part in the eighth, now the Yankees have one inning to finish off.