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Game 133: Yankees at Blue Jays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 29, 2014 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Chris CapuanoYANKEES (69-63)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Derek Jeter SS
Martin Prado 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Brian McCann C
Carlos Beltran DH
Brett Gardner LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Stephen Drew SS

LHP Chris Capuano (1-3, 4.37)
Capuano vs. Blue Jays

BLUE JAYS (67-66)
Jose Reyes SS
Melky Cabrera LF
Jose Bautista RF
Edwin Encarnacion 1B
Dioner Navarro C
Danny Valencia 3B
Steve Tolleson 2B
Colby Rasmus DH
Kevin Pillar CF

LHP Mark Buehrle (11-8, 3.41)
Buehrle vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network

WEATHER: Dome sweet dome

HUGE WEEKEND? Carlos Beltran has 988 hits in the American League to go along with his 1,329 career hits in the National League. That means he needs 12 hits — which would be quite the weekend — to become the eighth player all time with at least 1,000 hits in each league. The others are Frank Robinson, Dave Winfield, Vladimir Guerrero, Fred McGriff, Orlando Cabrera, Carlos Lee and Alfonso Soriano. You might remember that Soriano reached the mark on May 14 against the Mets.

TWO OF A KIND: Should Beltran reach 1,000 hits in the American League, he would also join Soriano as the only players in MLB history to record 1,000 hits, 500 runs, 500 RBI, 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases in each league.

ONE MORE TIME: Chris Capuano is facing the Blue Jays for the fifth time this season. He made relief appearances against Toronto three times as a member of the Red Sox, then he earned a no-decision against Toronto on July 26 in his first start as a Yankee (6 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 4 BB, 4 K).

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