- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A look at the best-of-seven American League championship series between the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers:

Schedule: (All times EDT) Game 1, Friday, at Arlington, Texas (8:07 p.m.); Game 2, Saturday, at Arlington, Texas (4:07 p.m.); Game 3, Monday, Oct. 18, at New York (8:07 p.m.); Game 4, Tuesday, Oct. 19, at New York (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 5, Wednesday, Oct. 20, at New York (4:07 p.m.); x-Game 6, Friday, Oct. 22, at Arlington, Texas (8:07 p.m.); x-Game 7, Saturday, Oct. 23, at Arlington, Texas (8:07 p.m.). (All games on TBS).

x-if necessary.

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Season Series: Split, 4-all.

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Projected Lineups

Yankees: SS Derek Jeter (.270, 10 HRs, 67 RBIs, 18 SBs, 111 runs), RF Nick Swisher (.288, 29, 89), 1B Mark Teixeira (.256, 33, 108, AL-high 113 runs), 3B Alex Rodriguez (.270, 30, 125), 2B Robinson Cano (.319, 29, 109, 41 2Bs, 200 hits), C Jorge Posada (.248, 18, 57), DH Marcus Thames (.288, 12, 33 in 212 at-bats) or Lance Berkman (.248, 14, 58 with Astros and Yankees), CF Curtis Granderson (.247, 24, 67), LF Brett Gardner (.277, 5, 47, 47 SBs, 97 runs, .383 on-base percentage).

Rangers: SS Elvis Andrus (.265, 0, 35, 88 runs, 32/47 SBs), 3B Michael Young (.284, 21, 91, 99 runs, career-high 115 strikeouts), CF Josh Hamilton (major league-leading .359, 32, 100), DH Vladimir Guerrero (.300, 29, 115), RF Nelson Cruz (.318, 22, 78 in 108 games), 2B Ian Kinsler (.286, 9, 45), LF David Murphy (.291, 12, 65), C Bengie Molina (.240, 2, 19 in 57 games since acquired from San Francisco), 1B Jorge Cantu (.235, 1, 2 in 30 games since acquired from Florida) or Mitch Moreland (.255, 9, 25 in 47 games since called up from Triple-A on July 29).

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Projected Rotations

Yankees: LH CC Sabathia (21-7, 3.18 ERA, 237 2-3 innings), RH Phil Hughes (18-8, 4.19), LH Andy Pettitte (11-3, 3.28), RH A.J. Burnett (10-15, 5.26).

Rangers: LH C.J. Wilson (15-8, 3.35, 3 CGs in 33 starts), RH Colby Lewis (12-13, 3.72 in career-high 201 innings), LH Cliff Lee (12-9, 3.18 ERA, 7 CGs in 28 starts, 185 Ks, 18 walks, 212 1-3 innings; 4-6, 3.98 in 15 starts since acquired from Seattle on July 9), RH Tommy Hunter (13-4, 3.73).

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Relievers

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