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Yankees Vs. Indians: Really, It is Derek Jeter Vs. The Clock

The next four New York Yankees games, beginning with Monday's 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Cleveland Indians, are really all about the Derek Jeter watch. Jeter, the Yankees shortstop and Captain, is seven hits away from 3,000 entering play Monday night. The Yankees have four games left at home before going on a road trip and both Jeter and Yankee fans would like to see him eclipse the mark before the Yankees go to Chicago to face the Cubs in inter-league play.

"It's impossible for it not to be in your head, because I'm asked that question all the time," Jeter said of the attention on the milestone. "All I can control is having good at-bats and trying to hit the ball hard and hopefully find some holes."

Carlos Carrasco, 5-3 with a 4.52 ERA, will pitch Monday night for Cleveland. A.J. Burnett, 6-4, 4.37, pitches for New York.

Following Monday night's game the Yankees host the Texas Rangers for a three-game series. When Jeter reaches the mark he will be the only Yankee to have ever done so.

Current Series

Yankees win the series 3-0

Fri 06/10 WP: Ivan Nova (5 - 4)
LP: Fausto Carmona (3 - 8)
11 - 7 win
Sat 06/11 WP: Bartolo Colon (5 - 3)
LP: Mitch Talbot (2 - 3)
4 - 0 win
Sun 06/12 WP: Freddy Garcia (5 - 5)
LP: Josh Tomlin (7 - 4)
9 - 1 win

Cleveland Indians
@ New York Yankees

Monday, Jun 13, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Carlos Carrasco vs A.J. Burnett

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .


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