Game 103: Welcome back, Soriano!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VlGyMG0ksg Oh come on, I had to do this.

So this is a big series for the Yankees. The Rays are on a tear of late and the Yankees can make up some ground against them while the Red Sox and Orioles are beating each other up this weekend.

Here's tonight's lineup in case you missed it: Brett Gardner CF Ichiro Suzuki RF Robinson Cano 2B Alfonso Soriano LF Lyle Overbay 1B Eduardo Nunez SS Travis Hafner DH Brent Lillibridge 3B Austin Romine C

CC Sabathia will be facing off against Jeremy Hellickson.

The Yankees need Sabathia to be better than he was in his last start when he gave up seven runs on nine hits in five innings against Boston. Actually, they need him to be better than he had been in the first half and so far this season, he's 1-2 with a 7.29 ERA against Tampa.

Here's the Rays lineup he'll be facing: Desmond Jennings CF Evan Longoria 3B Wil Myers DH Ben Zobrist 2B Sean Rodriguez RF Yunel Escobar SS James Loney 1B Jose Lobaton C Sam Fuld LF