RHP Liam Hendriks (1-7, 5.88 ERA) vs. LHP Andy Pettitte (4-3, 2.97)
RHP Esmerling Vasquez (0-2, 6.75) vs. RHP Phil Hughes (16-12, 4.05)
RHP Samuel Deduno (6-5, 4.54) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (13-6, 3.47)
The Twins went 2-2 at Yankee Stadium in mid-April, in their only other series this year against the Bombers. Carl Pavano and Jason Marquis got the two victories for Minnesota, Francisco Liriano took a loss, and Mariano Rivera (since lost to a season-ending knee injury) saved a 7-6 win for the Yankees in the series finale. So yes, it's been a long time since these two teams met.
Andy Pettitte retired after the 2010 postseason and returned to spring training this year as a guest instructor. Pretty soon, he got the itch. By mid-May, he was back on the mound. Pettitte was 3-3 with a 3.22 ERA in nine starts before a line drive broke his left ankle on June 27. He returned last Wednesday against Toronto, tossing five scoreless innings, improving to 244-141 for his career.
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||2||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: V. Mazzaro||4|
|Baltimore - LP: K. Gausman||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Morrow||12|
|Cleveland - WP: Z. McAllister||12||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: R. Dempster||3|
|Minnesota - LP: J. Burton||6||FINAL|
|Detroit - WP: J. Benoit||7|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Blanton||5||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: E. Santana||4|
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