Game 102: Looking for a split

banana_split I know, I know, I'm taking the split thing too literally with this picture but I couldn't help myself.

The last time the Yankees faced Derek Holland on June 27, they were two-hit by the Rangers' left hander. In his last game against Texas on June 25, Hiroki Kuroda took a no decision after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits in six and two-third innings. Kuroda is looking for his tenth win of the season.

I'm expecting a pitcher's duel and with some luck, the Yankees can escape Texas with a win and a split. Of course, now that I've written that, it will be a 10-9 game.

Here are the lineups.

1. Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
3. Robinson Cano (L) DH
4. Vernon Wells (R) LF
5. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
6. David Adams (R) 2B
7. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B
8. Melky Mesa (R) CF
9. Austin Romine (R) C
1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Elvis Andrus (R) DH
3. Nelson Cruz (R) RF
4. Adrian Beltre (R) 3B
5. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
6. Mitch Moreland (L) 1B
7. Jurickson Profar (S) SS
8. David Murphy (L) LF
9. Leonys Martin (L) CF