Shake Off that Hangover, Minnesota: The Yankees Await in the 2009 ALDS

David, meet Goliath. After last night's thrilling victory over Detroit, the Minnesota Twins now must shake off their champagne hangovers to face the heavily-favored New York Yankees in the Bronx. The game's opening pitch is set for 6:08 pm, which is a little more than 20 hours after the Twins emerged from their emotional, adrenalin-drenched playoff with Detroit. In any case, playoff baseball is here, and this should be a good one. Now, then: let's keep this civil.

Twins fans to the right (Twinkie Town), Yankees fans to the left (Pinstripe Alley), and impartial observers can stay here, where we'll keep you up to date on all the latest action. Without further ado... Your lineups for tonight's game:

Minnesota Twins

  1. Span CF
  2. Cabrera SS
  3. Mauer C
  4. Cuddyer 1B
  5. Kubel RF
  6. Young LF
  7. Harris DH
  8. Tolbert 3B
  9. Punto 2B

New York Yankees

  1. Jeter SS
  2. Damon LF
  3. Teixiera 1B
  4. Rodriguez 3B
  5. Matsui DH
  6. Posada C
  7. Cano 2B
  8. Swisher RF
  9. Cabrera CF

And the pitching matchup: C.C. Sabathia vs. Brian Duensing.

Bonus links: Pinstripe Alley mulls over the pros and cons of getting the Twins and not Tigers. ... And again from Pinstripe, "we know the Yankees can score." ... Twinkie Town offers a quick preview ... And asks six questions of Pinstripe Alley.

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