(Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Brewers head to the Bronx for the first time since moving to the National League this evening when they start a three-game interleague set with the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Milwaukee, of course, played in the American League up until 1998 when it joined the Senior Circuit, These teams did meet for a three-game set at Miller Park in 2005 with the Brewers taking two of three.
That trend could continue tonight, as the Brewers send former AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke to the hill in search of his seventh winning decision in eight tries.
The Brewers enter tonight's matchup holding a three-game lead in the NL Central thanks in part to sweeping the Minnesota Twins over the weekend.
New York, meanwhile, is also rolling at the moment and holds a half-game edge on the Boston Red Sox in the AL East following a series win over the Colorado Rockies this past weekend. The Yankees won Sunday's rubber match, as Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada and Mark Teixeira all homered in a 6-4 win.
Tonight, the Yankees turn to veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia, who is 6-6 with a 3.30 ERA. Garcia won for the fourth time in six starts on Wednesday in Cincinnati, as he held the Reds to two unearned runs and three hits in seven innings.
Garcia has lost both of his starts against the Brewers, but has only allowed five runs in 13 1/3 innings of those outings.