Yankees vs. Twins lineups: Phil Hughes looking for fourth straight win

Phil Hughes gave up four runs in five innings in his last start, but he's recorded wins in his last three outings as he takes the mound for the New York Yankees tonight against the Minnesota Twins.

The major shift in the Yankees lineup is that Robinson Cano will take a night off from fielding duties to be the designated hitter. It's his ninth start at DH on the year, a career high. That means Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez will both play the field, and that Eric Chavez will be on the bench after going 3-for-4 with a homer last night. In his place is Jayson Nix, who will bat ninth like Chavez did last night.

Here's the full lineup:


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

Martin and Ibanez are switched in the order from last night's lineup despite Ibanez' 2-for-4 outing with a homer Monday, likely so Joe Girardi's lineup can alternate between righties and lefties each batter.

Here's how the Twins are set up:

1. Denard Span (L) CF
2. Ben Revere (L) LF
3. Joe Mauer (L) C
4. Justin Morneau (L) 1B
5. Ryan Doumit (S) DH
6. Chris Parmelee (L) RF
7. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
8. Jamey Carroll (R) 2B
9. Pedro Florimon (S) SS

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