Sidney Ponson, RHP (7-5, 5.13)
Yankees (74-64)
Ryan Rowland-Smith, LHP (4-2, 3.56)
Mariners (54-84)

Scouting Report:
Yankees: Ponson had his fourth consecutive subpar outing in a 13-9 win over Detroit on Sept. 1 at Comerica Park. He was handed an 11-2 lead but couldn't get an out in the fourth inning, allowing seven runs (six earned) and nine hits in three-plus innings with a walk and a strikeout. He said he lost the strike zone, got behind 2-0 and got hit hard when he threw the ball down the middle. He was also hit in the pitching hand by the leadoff hitter in the fourth but said that had nothing to do with his inability to get another out.

Mariners: The Australian left-hander picked up his second consecutive win with another quality start on Sunday against the Indians. Rowland-Smith allowed two runs (one earned) in 6 1/3 innings to help the Mariners sweep the Indians. He struck out just two and walked one, primarily forcing the Indians to pound the ball into the ground. In his past two outings, Rowland-Smith has allowed four runs over 13 1/3 innings. In three relief appearances against the Yankees this season, Rowland-Smith is 0-0 with a 4.91 ERA over 3 2/3 innings. Last season, he picked up a win against the Bronx Bombers after throwing four scoreless innings of relief.

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