Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 7/25/13
The Yankees will try to earn a split of a four game series with Texas this afternoon from Arlington. Hiroki Kuroda takes to the mound with hopes of sending New York back to the Bronx on a winning note. The team will head home for a very important weekend series with the Rays – a series that might see Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez return to action. Lefty Derek Holland is on the mound for the Rangers. Mariano Rivera, who will be making his final regular season appearance at Texas, will be honored prior to today’s game in a ceremony that will include former Yankee and 1996 World Series MVP, John Wetteland. Check out our game preview here. New York Yankees (53-48) Ichiro Suzuki RF Brent Lillibridge 3B Robinson Cano DH Vernon Wells LF Eduardo Nunez SS David Adams 2B Lyle Overbay 1B Melky Mesa CF Austin Romine C RHP Hiroki Kuroda (9-6, 2.65 ERA) Texas Rangers (56-45) Ian Kinsler 2B Elvis Andrus DH Nelson Cruz RF Adrian Beltre 3B A.J. Pierzynski C Mitch Moreland 1B Jurickson Profar SS David Murphy LF Leonys Martin CF LHP Derek Holland (8-5, 3.10 ERA) Game Time: 2:05 pm EST – Rangers Ballpark in Arlington – Arlington, TX TV: YES, MLB Network Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280 Weather: Partly Cloudy and HOT, 95°F
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