Game 116: McCarthy Goes For 5-0

Last night's series-opening victory made for the Yankees' 4th separate winning streak of 3 games or more since the All-Star Break.  They're an impressive 14-7 since the break, a season best 7 games over .500, and back within half a game of the second Wild Card spot.  They're sending out their recent best starter in Brandon McCarthy this afternoon against Cleveland's best starter, Corey Kluber, and they'll be without Teix and Big Mac in the middle of the batting order.  Here is today's starting lineup: 1) Brett Gardner- LF 2) Derek Jeter- SS 3) Jacoby Ellsbury- CF 4) Carlos Beltran- DH 5) Chase Headley- 1B 6) Stephen Drew- 2B 7) Martin Prado- 3B 8) Ichiro Suzuki- RF 9) Francisco Cervelli -C

McCarthy is 4-0 in his 5 Yankee starts and the team is 5-0.  Let's keep that streak rolling today on Paul O'Neill Day, huh?