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Rays Vs. Yankees Lineups: James Shields To Take The Mound For Tampa Bay

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees are set to play the second of their three-game weekend series from Yankee Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Rays defeated the Yankees on Friday, 6-4, to bring themselves within three games of New York and the Baltimore Orioles in the AL East standings.

Both teams have released their lineups for Saturday, so first up, the home Yankees who will start Ivan Nova on the mound:

1. Ichiro Suzuki (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) DH
3. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) 3B
5. Raul Ibanez (L) RF
6. Nick Swisher (S) 1B
7. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
8. Eduardo Nunez (R) SS
9. Chris Stewart (R) C

And now the lineups for the visiting Rays who will start James Shields on the hill:

1. Desmond Jennings (R) LF
2. Ben Zobrist (S) SS
3. Evan Longoria (R) DH
4. B.J. Upton (R) CF
5. Jeff Keppinger (R) 3B
6. Matt Joyce (L) RF
7. Ryan Roberts (R) 2B
8. Carlos Pena (L) 1B
9. Jose Molina (R) C

First pitch from Yankee Stadium will take place at 4:05 p.m. ET.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage from the Rays vs. Yankees series. For more insight and analysis, check out Rays blog DRays Bay, and for the perspective from New York check out Yankees blog Pinstripe Bible.

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.