Sunday, August 10, 2014

After splitting the first two games on Friday and Saturday, the Yankees and Indians will finish up their three-game series at Yankee Stadium this afternoon. This'll be the final game of a six-game homestand for the Yankees, who will head down to Baltimore for three big games against the Orioles this week.

The Yankees are coming off of another one of those losses where the offense doesn't show up, and leaves the starting pitcher with a loss, even after a good outing. In this case, it was Brandon McCarthy having a good day, but not good enough to overcome 15 strikeouts from the Bombers' lineup.

And with that, here is the lineup that hopefully doesn't strike out 15 times today.

Today's lineup against Cleveland:

LF Brett Gardner
SS Derek Jeter
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Carlos Beltran
2B Stephen Drew
3B Martin Prado
RF Ichiro Suzuki
C Francisco Cervelli

Pitching matchup preview:

Hiroki Kuroda will be on the mound for the Yankees this afternoon, making his fourth career start against the Indians -- he's 2-1 with a 3.10 ERA in his first three outings against Cleveland.

Kuroda is coming off of a good outing this past week, holding the Tigers to three runs in six innings of work. He went home with a no-decision as the Yankees ended up losing the game, 4-3, in extra innings.

Carlos Carrasco will be betting the ball for the Indians today, making his first start since April this season when he was relegated to the bullpen after going 0-3 with a 6.95 ERA in four starts. Since that move, he's a 2.30 ERA, with 39 strikeouts and nine walks through 43 innings out of the bullpen this season.

He pitched well enough to earn this start today against the Yankees.


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