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(Sports Network) - Thetry to continue their home mastery of the this evening when they begin a three-game set against them at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have won two of three from the A's this season in the Bronx, but are a staggering 14-2 against them there since the start of the 2008 campaign. Overall, the Yanks have won 26 of the 31 meetings in that span.
New York enters tonight's opener a game up on thethe American League East standings after taking three of four from the over the weekend.
The Yankees actually picked up a half-game on the Red Sox on Monday when Boston was blanked by the.
Hoping to extend that lead tonight will be right-hander Billy Butler's controversial home run opened up the flood gates in that one, but Colon has pitched to a 5.13 ERA over his last eight starts., who is 8-7 with a 3.54 ERA. Colon lost for the first time in five starts on Wednesday in Kansas City, as he allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings.
"I feel good physically, but I gave up two home runs and we didn't win the game," Colon said through an interpreter following his last start.
Colon, though, is 2-0 in two starts against the A's this season and has allowed just two runs in 16 innings of work against them. For his career he is 8-5 versus Oakland with a 3.31 ERA in 18 games (17 starts).
Getting the call for the A's tonight will be righty, who is 6-6 with a 3.74 ERA. McCarthy won for the fifth time in his last six decisions on Thursday against Baltimore, as he held the to four runs and eight hits in six innings.