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Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Mar 30, 2011 at 02:05:29 PM

Welcome to Yankee Stadium where the Yankees and Tigers are gearing up for the opener of the 2011 season in roughly 24 hours. When we last left you, the Yankees managed to force a Game Six in Texas during the ALCS only to see the series end and their season come to a crashing conclusion.

Many expect the Yankees to return to the end of October again and chances are if those games involve facing a right-handed pitcher, Brett Gardner will lead off followed by Derek Jeter. And since Detroit with throw power arm Justin Verlander, Brad Penny and Max Scherzer this weekend, expect to see that alignment for at least three games.

And since lineups are big a deal in these parts, especially when it involves Jeter, who last batted second during the 2008 season behind Johnny Damon, here's a five-point