How Yanks can shut down Fielder
Key matchups and players in New York-Detroit series, plus a prediction
The Yankees getting extended to the limit by the Orioles pushes CC Sabathia back to either Game 3 (on three days' rest) or Game 4 (on normal rest), but the Yankees still have an excellent left-handed starter lined up for Game 1 -- Andy Pettitte. In fact, Pettitte was the toughest left-handed AL starting pitcher for left-handers to hit against this year, and Prince Fielder's problems with lefties aren't talked about enough.
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