The Yankees and Mariners will square off in the final series before the All-Star break. The Yanks just finishing sweeping the A’s in Oakland and will look to continue their hot play in the Pacific Northwest. They will have to go through Cliff Lee and Felix Hernandez again though.

AP

Here’s the tale of the tape so far.

NYY SEA Advantage
OBP .353 (1ST) .309 (13TH) NYY
HRS 93 (3rd) 53 (12TH) NYY
ERA 3.92 (4TH) 3.89 (3RD) SEA
BAA .243 (2ND) .254 (6TH) NYY
FIELDING .990 (1ST) .982 (13TH) NYY
NYY

Pitching Match-Ups

Thursday, 10:10 PM, YES: Andy Pettitte (10-2, 2.82 ERA) vs. Jason Vargas (6-4, 3.22 ERA)

Last Start:
Pettitte: Win, six innings, three earned runs, four strikeouts (vs. Toronto)
Vargas: Loss, 4 2/3 innings, six earned runs, three strikeouts (at Detroit)

Career Stats:
Pettitte: 10-11, 4.51 ERA (22 starts)
Vargas: 0-0, 7.50 ERA

**Vargas has given up nine earned runs over his last two starts.

Friday, 10:10 PM, YES: Phil Hughes (10-2, 3.83 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (8-3, 2.34 ERA)

Last Start:
Hughes: ND, six innings, five earned runs, five strikeouts (vs. Toronto)
Lee: Win, eight innings, one earned run, eleven strikeouts (at Detroit)

Career Stats:
Hughes: 1-1, 4.91 ERA (two starts)
Lee: 5-4, 4.72 ERA (ten starts)

***Cliff Lee has won four straight starts. He has only given up five earned runs over that span.

**Phil Hughes has given up 22 earned runs over his last five starts.

Saturday, 10:10 PM, YES: Javier Vazquez (7-7, 4.81 ERA) vs. Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.01 ERA)

Last Start:
Vazquez: Win, seven innings, one earned run, two strikeouts (at Oakland)
Hernandez: ND, seven innings, two earned runs, six strikeouts (vs. Kansas City)

Career Stats:
Vazquez: 4-3, 4.71 ERA (eight starts)
Hernandez: 3-3, 3.61 ERA (six starts)

**Felix Hernandez absolutely dominated the Yankees last week. His complete game, two-hitter will be in the back of the Yankees minds on Saturday night.

Sunday, 4:10 PM, YES: CC Sabathia (11-3, 3.19 ERA) vs. Erik Bedard (TBA)

Last Start:
Sabathia: Win, 7 2/3 innings, one earned run, ten strikeouts (at Oakland)
Bedard: N/A

Career Stats:
Sabathia: 7-4, 2.82 ERA (15 starts)
Bedard: N/A

**Bedard was supposed to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, but was scratched. He probably won’t make this start.

Enjoy the series!