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ALCS Game 2 Lineups

Yankees Logo Special.jpgYankees (4-0, 103-59)

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C
Pitching: A.J. Burnett (13-9, 4.40 ERA)

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Angels (3-1, 97-65)
Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Kendry Morales 1B
Juan Rivera LF
Maicer Izturis 2B
Mike Napoli C
Erik Aybar SS
Pitching: Joe Saunders (16-7, 4.60 ERA)
JOSE MOLINA: He gets the start again over Posada catching Burnett. In the regular season, opposing hitters had a .307 OBP when Burnett threw to Molina, as opposed to a .353 OBP when throwing to Posada. Molina Caught Burnett in his first postseason game last week and Burnett threw 6 innings of one run, three hit ball and struck out six batters.
THE RAIN: Once again, rain is in the forecast. According to weather.com there is a 35% chance of rain when play will start. If the game gets called, it will take place tomorrow afternoon.
SAUNDERS: The Yankees are combined .288 hitters against Saunders with five homers. Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez both lead the team with seven hits against Saunders in their careers. Saunders has faced the Yankees twice this year and has a 4.72 ERA in those starts. He hasn’t pitched at Yankee Stadium this season.
BURNETT: Burnett finished the regular season very strong and carried it over to the playoffs. Since September 18th, Burnett has a 1.80 ERA and 34 strike outs.

NACK FOR GAME 2: The Yankees have not lost game two of the ALCS since and 12-inning loss to Cleveland in 1998. They are 5-0 in ALCS game two since that game.