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San Francisco Giants-New York Yankees Weekend Series Preview

September 20th, 2013 at 3:02 PM
By Michael Almonte

The San Francisco Giants will play their final three road games this season at Yankee Stadium with a weekend series against the storied New York Yankees.

This will be the Giants second trip to the Bronx and first appearance at the new Yankee Stadium, which opened up in 2009. The Giants played at the old Yankee Stadium back in 2002.

The 71-82 Giants sit in fourth place in the National League West, while the 80-73 Yankees are still battling for a playoff berth, sitting 3.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot. 

The Giants are 3-3 versus the Yankees during Interleague play, losing two of three in 2002 and winning two of three back in 2007 when the Yankees visited San Francisco.

The Giants are 5-12 on the year during Interleague play and 4-9 against the American League East. They are 1-4 on the road against them.

A pair of former Cy Young Award winners take the mound tonight as Tim Lincecum (10-13) faces Bay Area native CC Sabathia (13-13) at 4:05 pm. Lincecum has never faced the Yankees, while Sabathia is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 16 strikeouts in 17 innings against the Giants.

Saturday morning has Ryan Vogelsong (3-5) opposing Ivan Nova (8-5) at 10:05 am. Vogelsong owns a career 4-4 record with a 4.14 ERA in 24 appearances in Interleague play. 

 

Sunday morning features Yusmeiro Petit (4-0) taking on Andy Pettitte (10-10) at 10:05 am. Petit has yet to face the Yankees, while Pettitte owns a 0-3 career record with a 5.40 ERA facing the Giants.

The Giants are 33-44 on the road and will look to add to their current 5-2 record on their 10-game road trip. Both of these teams have won three of the last four World Series with the Yankees winning in 2009 and Giants winning twice in 2010 and 2012. 

Tags: Baseball, MLB, San Francisco, San Francisco Giants

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