Game 157: Royals @ Yankees

Here are the lineups, via Pete Abraham (LoHud):

YANKEES (100-56)
Gardner CF
Cabrera RF LF
Damon LF
Posada DH
Cano 2B
Hinske 3B
Duncan RF
Miranda 1B
Cervelli C
Pena SS

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.71).

ROYALS (64-92)
Maier LF
Betancourt SS
Butler 1B
Jacobs DH
Callaspo 2B
Teahen RF
Olivo C
Gordon 3B
Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Luke Hochevar (7-11, 5.98).

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

Obviously, after clinching both the division and the best record in the American League, the Yankees are prepared to give some of their regulars a day off. Despite the missing star power, it’ll be fun to watch this lineup work against Luke Hochevar (who has good stuff).

We’re likely in for a long night as a rain delay seems inevitable. I’ll keep you posted, though.

UPDATE – Johnny Damon has been scratched due to the rain. Shelley Duncan gets a chance in RF and Melky moves to LF. Lineups are amended (sorry, PA).

UPDATE – The game is obviously delayed. No word yet on a start time.

UPDATE – First pitch is at 8:55.