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Game Thread: Yankees @ Indians - April 9, 2013



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New York Yankees
@ Cleveland Indians

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2013, 7:05 PM EDT
Progressive Field

Andy Pettitte vs Carlos Carrasco



Cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 60.

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Latest News

Even though Carlos Santana doesn't have a broken bone in his hand, he's still going to be out a couple days, so the Indians brought up not one, but both catchers from Columbus. Omir Santos and Yan Gomes are in Cleveland for tonight's game, with Gomes getting the start. To get both Santos and Gomes onto the 25-man roster, the Indians needed to clear two spots on the 25-man roster and one spot on the 40-man roster. One of those spots on the 25-man roster was already available when Trevor Bauer was optioned down, and the other was created when the Indians placed Lou Marson on the 15-day Disabled List (effective today because he played yesterday). To add Santos to the 40-man roster, the Indians Designated Robert Whitenack for Assignment (who was claimed on waivers just last week). Here's the various Twitter announcements:

The latest 25-man/40-man roster:


So here's what tonight's lineups look like:

Cleveland NYJ
CF Drew Stubbs CF Brett Gardner
2B Jason Kipnis 2B Robinson Cano
SS Asdrubal Cabrera 3B Kevin Youkilis
1B Nick Swisher DH Travis Hafner
DH Mark Reynolds
LF Vernon Wells
LF Michael Brantley RF Ichiro Suzuki
RF Ryan Raburn
SS Eduardo Nunez
3B Mike Aviles
1B Lyle Overbay
C Yan Gomes C Francisco Cervelli

The Yankees lineup is practically identical to yesterday's starting nine except for the catcher, but the Tribe lineup is dramatically different; Bourn, Chisenhall, and Santana are out, Raburn, Aviles, and Gomes are in, and the order has been jumbled up as well. Stubbs hits left-handers very well, which is probably the main reason he's leading off tonight, which makes the rest of the lineup different; Francona likes to alternate right-handers and left-handers when possible.