Yankees game 47 lineup: 5/24/13

After losing two out of three from Baltimore, the Yankees find themselves in Tampa to take on the Rays. David Phelps gets the start for New York, and will hope to continue his string of recent success. Against Toronto in his last start, Phelps went seven innings giving up six hits, one run and registering eight strikeouts; seven innings represents the longest outing of his career. Overall in his last three starts – 19.2 innings – Phelps has given up just four earned runs, lowering his ERA from 5.56 to 3.83. Opposing him tonight will be Roberto Hernandez, formerly known as Fausto Carmona.

New York Yankees (28-18)

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Curtis Granderson RF
David Adams 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C

RHP David Phelps (2-2, 3.83 ERA)

Tampa Bay Rays (24-22)

Matt Joyce RF
Ben Zobrist 2B
Luke Scott DH
Evan Longoria 3B
James Loney 1B
Kelly Johnson LF
Sam Fuld CF
Jose Lobaton C
Yunel Escobar SS

RHP Roberto Hernandez (2-4, 5.24 ERA)

Game Time: 7:10 pm EST – Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Fla.
TV: My9, MLB Network
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280

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Rich Kaufman

Ever since my parents bought me a Paul O'Neill shirt at my first Yankees game back in 1994 I've been a diehard fan. I graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., in 2011 with a degree in Communications/Sports Journalism, so writing about the Yankees has always been a passion of mine.