Brett Gardner DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix 3B
Austin Romine C
RHP Adam Warren (1-2, 3.57)
Warren has never faced the Blue Jays
BLUE JAYS (57-69)
Jose Reyes SS
Rajai Davis CF
Edwin Encarnacion DH
Adam Lind 1B
Brett Lawrie 3B
Josh Thole C
Kevin Pillar LF
Anthony Gose CF
Munenori Kawasaki 2B
RHP R.A. Dickey (9-11, 4.49)
Dickey vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Another nice day out here in the Bronx. Very little bit of wind blowing from right to left.
UMPIRES: HP Ted Barrett, 1B Mike DiMuro, 2B Scott Barry, 3B Alfonso Marquez
ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME: Ichiro Suzuki has totaled 3,999 hits when combining his totals from the Majors (2,721) and the Pacific League (1,278). One away from 4,000 hits for his career, Ichiro has hit .293 over his past 77 games since May 25 with 33 runs, eight doubles, two triples, four home runs, and 21 RBI.
HIT MEN: Over their past eight games, the Yankees are hitting .355 (105-for-296) with 60 runs scored, 16 doubles, 11 home runs and a .417 on-base percentage. They have raised their team season batting average from .240 to .248 over those eight games.
FOR STARTERS: Adam Warren is making his first start of the year. Three of his past five outings have been scoreless with a 3.12 ERA in 8.2 innings. Last year he started in his only Major League appearance, becoming the first of the Yankees 2009 draft class to appear in the Majors.
UPDATE, 7:09 p.m.: First-pitch out for Warren. Never mind that it went 395 feet.
UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: Pretty cool. Ichiro with a bow. Yankees out of the dugout. Huge ovation here at Yankee Stadium for No. 4,000.
UPDATE, 7:36 p.m.: Reyes toss for arguing a called third strike, but the Blue Jays have the lead 1-0 on a Kawasaki RBI single to right.
UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Romine nearly hit one out. He’ll settle for a long sac fly. Meanwhile, Nix is out of the game after being hit by a pitch and it looks like Reynolds is going to play some third base tonight.
UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: For those who have been asking, ESPN says only five players have ever reached 4,000 hits by combining Major League and minor league numbers.
UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: Broken left hand for Nix.
UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: That’s Thole’s first home run since joining the Blue Jays. Tied game again.
UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Here’s Huff. Warren went three-plus allowing two runs (so far). The runner at first is his.
UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Through five, Warren/Huff have done essentially the same as Dickey: Two runs, four hits, five strikeouts. The Yankees duo has more walks, though.
UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Really nice work by Huff tonight. Three hitless innings so far.
UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Granderson has gotten better jumps in the past.