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Game 107: Yankees at White Sox08.01.11

YANKEES (64-42)
Brett Gardner LF
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C

LHP CC Sabathia (15-5, 2.56)
Sabathia vs. White Sox

WHITE SOX (52-54)
Juan Pierre LF
Alexei Ramirez SS
Carlos Quinton DH
Adam Dunn 1B
Alex Rios CF
A.J. Pierzynski C
Gordon Beckham 2B
Brent Lillibridge RF
Brent Morel 3B

RHP Jake Peavy (4-4, 5.27)
Peavy vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:10 p.m., YES Network

WEATHER: Wind blowing left to right. Temperatures in the 80s. A few clouds, but seems like rain shouldn’t be a problem.

UMPIRES: HP Tim McClelland, 1B Ted Barrett, 2B Brian Runge, 3B Marvin Hudson

ON THE ROAD AGAIN (AND AGAIN): Beginning today, the Yankees play 34 of their remaining 56 games on the road. August is an especially brutal month for travel, but the Yankees are 27-20 on the road this season, the second-best road record in the Majors. They’re 17-10 on he road since May 29.

AUGUST RUSH: The Yankees have had a winning record 13 of the past 14 Augusts (the only exception was a 13-15 month in 2008). In the past two seasons, they went 37-20 in August.

GRUNDY MAN: Curtis Granderson leads the Majors with 94 runs, which is 13 more than any other player. He already has 18 more runs than he scored all of last year and he’s 28 away from his career high. Granderson is on pace to score 144 runs, which would be the second-most by a Yankees outfielder since 1950 (Rickey Henderson scored 146 runs in 1985).

UPDATE, 8:23 p.m.: Well that didn’t take long. The Yankees jumped on Peavy for two runs in the first inning and they’ve given Sabathia a lead.

UPDATE, 9:49 p.m.: Seriously, if I ever complain about the internet in a ball park, remind me of this night! Anyway, CC’s given up a two-run homer, but otherwise he’s been able to consistently strand runners, sometimes with nice pitches and sometimes with nice plays behind him. It’s 3-2 in the seventh.

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