Yankees will be without CF Cabrera with clinch possible in G5 tonight
The Yankees will be without CF Melky Cabrera in Game 5 tonight with a chance to clinch their 27th championship and first since 2000, and are working to replace him on the roster. Cabrera left Sunday's game with a mild strain of his left hamstring and according to manager Joe Girardi would be extremely limited. Brett Gardner will start in CF.
The Yankees are already without C Jorge Posada by choice, as Girardi sticks with his plan of having Jose Molina catch A.J. Burnett, and without Hideki Matsui, who is limited to pinch-hit duty since there is no DH for these games.
The Phillies are hoping LHP Cliff Lee can do enough to extend the Series to a sixth game, which would be in New York on Wednesday.
The Yankees lineup:
And for the Phillies: