The A’s try to make it two in a row in the Bronx, with Trevor Cahill opposing CC Sabathia. You know Cahill’s story against the Yankees. It ain’t pretty … He’s 0-4 with a 13.50 ERA in four career starts. Sabathia, a Vallejo native, has endured some struggles against the A’s over the years. But he’s 5-1 with a 2.48 ERA over his past seven starts vs. Oakland.
–Alex Rodriguez remains out of the Yankees’ lineup with a sprained left thumb, so that’s one big bat Cahill won’t have to worry about. No Eric Chavez today … Eduardo Nunez draws the start at third in A-Rod’s place.
A’s — Weeks 2B, Crisp CF, Matsui LF, Willingham DH, Allen 1B, Jackson RF, Suzuki C, Pennington SS, Sizemore 3B; Cahill RHP.
Yankees — Gardner LF, Jeter SS, Granderson CF, Teixeira 1B, Cano 2B, Swisher RF, Posada DH, Nunez 3B, Cervelli C; Sabathia LHP.