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Game One lineups posted

CLEVELAND -- No big surprises in the starting lineups for Game One of the division series between the Indians and Yankees here in Jacobs Field. Joe Torre announced yesterday that Hideki Matsui would DH and Johnny Damon would be in left field. The other main item of note is that Doug Mientkiewicz is at first base and Jason Giambi is out against Cleveland lefty C.C. Sabathia.

So here's the rundown:

New York                                        Cleveland

Johnny Damon, lf                            Grady Sizemore, cf

Derek Jeter, ss                                Asdrubal Cabrera, 2b

Bobby Abreu, rf                                Travis Hafner, dh

Alex Rodriguez, 3b                           Victor Martinez, c

Jorge Posada, c                               Ryan Garko, 1b

Hideki Matsui, dh                              Jhonny Peralta, ss

Robinson Cano, 2b                           Kenny Lofton, lf

Melky Cabrera, cf                              Franklin Gutierrez, rf

Doug Mientkiewicz, 1b                       Casey Blake, 3b


Chien-Ming Wang, p                          C.C. Sabathia, p

---Mike Harrington


AL Division Series | Bisons/Indians | Major leagues | Yankees
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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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