Below, as per Pete Abraham, is the Yanks’ lineup. A-Rod rests, with Hairston taking third and hitting second. Frankly, that’s too high in the order for my tastes. With Brett the Jet playing center, I’d prefer that he lead off and Jeter hit second, but Girardi might want to decouple Hairston from Molina, who is in for Jorge and batting ninth. Shelley the Marauder plays right and bats fifth against the lefty Kazmir. The playoff-bound Yanks end their road trip today and look to return to 41 games above .500. Hopefully A.J. can put in a strong start and maintain a good head of steam heading into October. The Yanks need it from him, and others. Finish the road trip strong and lower that magic number, guys. Enjoy the game, everyone.
Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (11-9, 4.22).
Pitching: LHP Scott Kazmir (9-8, 5.08).