First off and foremost some tragedy in Hollywood today. I will mention it quick. Farah Fawcett has passed away at 62 from Cancer. She was on Charlie’s Angels and she was extremely good looking lady. By all accounts a brave woman.  Also, reports are now that Michael Jackson is dead. A pop icon not without controversy. But he made thriller. He will be missed.  Like they say the show must go on.

Today the Yankees try to take the first series out of the last three by beating Derek Lowe an old foe. The Yankees need another strong start out of Andy Pettitte today.  With another strong start out of Andy they can put his “back problems” to bed. Here are the lineups.

YANKEES (39-32)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Posada C
Swisher RF
Gardner CF
Ransom 2B
Pettitte LHP

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (7-3, 4.26).

BRAVES (34-37)
McLouth CF
Prado 2B
Jones 3B
McCann C
Escobar SS
Anderson LF
Francoeur RF
Kotchman 1B
Lowe RHP

Pitching: RHP Derek Lowe (7-5, 4.09)

By Michael Genovese