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Game 156: New York Yankees at Minnesota Twins

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Game thread time!

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

First Pitch: 12:10 pm CST
TV: FSN
Radio: 1500 ESPN
Know Thine Enemy: Pinstripe Alley
After beating the Yankees last night, the Twins look to continue playing spoiler for the Baltimore Orioles, who are now just a game and a half back from the Yankees in the AL East. Keeping the Yankees' hopes alive for a division title is CC Sabathia, whose last start included striking out eleven and going a solid 8 innings to secure the Yankees a win. Throwing for Minnesota today will be Samuel Deduno, who just had his worst major league start against the Tigers, giving up a career-high seven earned runs in a career-low 2 1/3 innings. The Twins will hope for the best with Deduno today, who is often hit-or-miss in his starts.
For Minnesota:

Samuel Deduno

#21 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-3

190

R

R

Jul 02, 1983



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - Samuel Deduno 6-5 14 14 0 0 0 0 77.1 69 40 39 10 51 55 4.54 1.55



For New York:

CC Sabathia

#52 / Pitcher / New York Yankees

6-7

290

L

L

Jul 21, 1980



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2012 - CC Sabathia 13-6 26 26 2 0 0 0 184.0 174 85 71 21 42 180 3.47 1.17



Lineups and notes after the jump, as per usual...

Lineups

Minnesota

Posted when available

New York

Posted when available

Notes
-The Yankees magic number to reach the postseason is 4, and their number to win the AL East is 7. The Twins would make a lot of baseball fans happy by postponing both of those things happening at least one more day.
-After missing last night's game due to shoulder strain, Josh Willingham is out of today's lineup again. Considering we're down to just 7 games in the season, they might as well rest him and keep him healthy for a potential bounce-back next season.

Go Twins!