Yankees look to sweep the Athletics at the Overstock.com Coliseum

A.J. Burnett (5-3, 3.99, 1.24 WHIP) battles ace Gio Gonzalez (5-2, 2.17, 1.27 WHIP)

Yankees 30-23 (13-10 on the road)
Derek Jeter SS .264
Curtis Granderson CF .284
Mark Teixeira 1B .258
Alex Rodriguez DH .287
Robinson Cano 2B .283
Nick Swisher RF .213
Russell Martin C .247
Andruw Jones LF .237
Eduardo Nunez 3B .244
Athletics 27-29 (14-14 at home)
Coco Crisp CF .285
David DeJesus RF .180
Conor Jackson 1B.258    
Josh Willingham LF .233
Ryan Sweeney RF .200
Kurt Suzuki C .280
Mark Ellis 2B .231
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B .196
Cliff Pennington SS .261
Todays game will feature two pitchers with dominating stuff and when they are on they can be unhittable.  However, Gonzalez is much more consistent than Burnett. 
Last night’s game saw some of everything by the Yankees including another solid start by Freddy Garcia where he allowed three runs in seven innings, a steal of home by Mark Teixeira who is not known for his speed, an error by Alex Rodriguez and home runs by Granderson and Cano. 
Gonzalez is having one of the best seasons in baseball so far.  He is third in the American League with a 2.20 ERA, and has only allowed 29 walks.  However, in three career starts against the Yankees Gonzalez has struggles mightily against the Bronx Bombers, allowing 11 runs in 15 innings (6.60 ERA).  The Yankees will need to take advantage of when they have runners in scoring position so that they can get the upper-hand against the anemic Oakland offense.  
Burnett will try to make the Yankees’ third game against the Athletics his third quality start in a row, to help the Yankees sweep the series before heading to Anaheim for the last stop of their west coast trip.

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