Tonight, the Cleveland Indians will begin a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Heading into the series, the teams are very evenly matched: both teams have won only three of their last ten games, and their records are nearly identical, with the Tribe at 30-26 and the Bronx Bombers at 31-25. The Indians are only half a game out of first in the AL Central Division, while the Yanks are tied for third in the AL East, but only three games back. Though the Yankees have bested the Indians three of the the four times they’ve already met this season, the match-up looks to be close and exciting.
Starting tonight for the Indians will be Justin Masterson, who was on the mound for the Indians’ one victory over the Yankees this year. He will face Yankee veteran Andy Pettitte, who is pitching for the first time since May 16 after he went on the disabled list with an injured left trapezius muscle. Tuesday night lefthanded fireballer Scott Kazmir will represent the Tribe against the Yankees’ David Phelps, and Wednesday afternoon, Cleveland’s Corey Kluber will face former Indian CC Sabathia.
Tickets are still available via the Yankees website and other means. If you can’t make it out to Yankee Stadium, each game can be watched on the Yes Network and heard on WCBS 880 or WADO 1280, while tonight’s game will also be broadcast on ESPN.