After a disappointing three game set against the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees will fly to Texas for three-game against the Rangers. The Yanks and Rangers split a two-game set in Texas a month ago. The highlight of the series was the Yankee rally when they trailed Cliff Lee 6-1 in the seventh inning. This could be a potential playoff series preview, so be sure to tune in and watch. Star outfield Josh Hamilton will not play this weekend and Cliff Lee is questionable with a back injury.

Tale of the Tape:

NYY: .351 (1st); HRs: 173 (3rd); ERA: 3.89 (5th); Fielding: .988 (2nd)

TEX: .337 (5th); HRs: 138 (5th);  ERA: 4.03 (7th); Fielding: .982 (11th)

Friday, 8:05 PM, YES: Javier Vazquez (10-9, 5.01 ERA) vs. CJ Wilson (14-6, 3.10 ERA)

Last Start:

Vazquez:ND, 4 2/3 innings, five runs, six strikeouts (vs. TOR)
Wilson: Loss, 5 1/3 innings, six runs, five strikeouts (at MIN)

**Vazquez allowed six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings last month in Texas. He did not figure into the decision.

**Wilson did not figure into the decision against the Yanks. He gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings.

Saturday, 8:05 PM, YES: AJ Burnett (10-13, 5.15 ERA) vs. Tommy Hunter (12-3, 3.99 ERA)

Last Start:

Burnett: Loss, seven innings, four runs, six strikeouts (vs. BAL)
Hunter: Loss, seven innings, seven runs, four strikeouts (at TOR)

**Burnett gave up three earned runs in seven innings against Texas earlier this year. He has dropped four of his last five decisions.

**Hunter has only made one start against the Yankees. In 2008, he gave up six earned runs in five innings.

Sunday, 2:05 PM, YES: Dustin Moseley (4-2, 4.83 ERA) vs. Cliff Lee (10-8, 3.37 ERA)

Last Start:

Moseley: ND, 4 1/3 innings, four runs, four strikeouts (vs. TOR)
Lee: ND, 4 2/3 innings, seven runs, five strikeouts (at KC)

**Moseley has not faced the Rangers this season. He has a 4.15 ERA on the road.

**The Yankees touched Lee up for four runs in 6 1/3 innings last month. Lee has not won a start since August 6th and is dealing with a back injury.

Enjoy the series!