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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Game 8 Preview: Yankees at Royals

New York Yankees (4-3)
Kansas City Royals (4-2)
Johnny Damon LF Joey Gathright CF
Robinson Cano 2B Mark Grudzielanek 2B
Bobby Abreu RF Mark Teahen LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B Jose Guillen RF
Hideki Matsui DH Billy Butler DH
Jorge Posada C Alex Gordon 3B
Jason Giambi 1B Ross Gload 1B
Wilson Betemit SS John Buck C
Melky Cabrera CF Tony Pena SS

Phil Hughes (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Brian Bannister (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Time: 4:10 p.m.
Radio: WCBS-AM 880, XM Radio

Pregame concerns:
  • Bannister gave up seven earned runs in one start against New York last season.
  • Rodriguez went 2-2 with two home runs and three RBI against Bannister last season.
  • Damon went 2-3 with a home run and two RBI against Bannister last season.
  • Cano went 1-2 with a double against Bannister last season.
  • Hughes gave up six earned runs in 4 2-3 innings against Kansas City last season.
  • Butler, Gathright and Teahen all had doubles against Hughes last season.


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