TORONTO -- The disturbing pregame news about Masahiro Tanaka notwithstanding, there is a game to be played tonight, and an important one, as the Yankees try to regain some of the momentum they lost by dropping two of three to the Tigers in Detroit.
Derek Jeter SS
Martin Prado 3B
Stephen Drew 2B
Chris Capuano LHP
NOTES: At long last, Ichiro gets a start against Buehrle, against whom he has 25 hits in 58 career at-bats (.431), by far the largest sample size and highest average of any Yankee with at least 30 at-bats against the veteran lefty. Girardi had benched him in three previous Buehrle starts vs. the Yankees this year ... Chase Headley gets the night off after playing in 10 straight games ... LHP Josh Outman, the newest Yankee, is here and in uniform, wearing No. 48 ... Capuano has made six career appearances (three starts) against the Blue Jays and is 1-0 with a 4.34 ERA. The win came here at the Rogers Centre back in 2005 ... Buehrle will be making his 20th career start against the Yankees, and has not beaten since 2004, losing 10 straight decisions. His .077 winning percentage vs. the Yankees is the second-worst all-time of any pitcher with a minimum of 19 starts against them, although the record holder, with a 1-16 record vs. NYY (.059) is Hall of Famer, and future Yankee, Red Ruffing, who had previously pitched for the Boston Red Sox.