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Game 53: Yankees (28-24) vs. Twins (24-27)

NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira returns to the lineup after missing three games with tendinitis in his surgically-repaired right wrist for Friday's opener of a three game weekend series with the Minnesota Twins and their right-handed starter, Ricky Nolasco. Here's the rest of the Yankees lineup:

Brett Gardner, LF

Derek Jeter, SS

Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

Teixeira, 1B

Brian McCann, DH

Brian Roberts, 2B

Ichiro Suzuki, RF

Yangervis Solarte, 3B

John Ryan Murphy, C

Vidal Nuno, LHP

Old buddy Eduardo Nunez, traded to the Twins early in the season after failing to make the Yankees due to the emergence of Solarte, is in the Minnesota lineup as the DH, batting 8th.