Record Last Week: 5-1 (34 RS, 22 RA)
Season Record: 5-4 (46 RS, 40 RA, 5-4 pythag. record), tied for AL East lead
Opponents This Week: vs. Twins (four games, Mon. to Thurs.), @ Red Sox (three games, Fri. to Sun.)
Top stories from last week:
- The week started with three games in Baltimore, and the Yankees took the opener behind Ivan Nova. Raul Ibanez came up with a big hit in extra innings on Tuesday, then Nick Swisher did the same to complete the sweep on Wednesday.
- After Thursday’s off day, the Yankees came to the Bronx for their first home series of the season. Hiroki Kuroda dominated the Angels on Friday, but the Halos roughed up Phil Hughes in Saturday’s loss. Derek Jeter led the charge in Sunday’s rubber game win.
- Injury News: Rafael Soriano tore a finger nail warming up on Tuesday but has since returned to action. Michael Pineda will throw a bullpen session tomorrow. Manny Banuelos was placed on the minor league DL with a lat problem.
- Andy Pettitte made a pair of minor league appearances: three innings on Monday and four innings on Sunday. He’s still three or four (or more) outings away from returning to the big league team.
- Jim Leyritz is back with the Yankees on a personal services contract.
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