New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, August 26, 2012: Fan Preview

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New York Yankees at Cleveland Indians, August 26, 2012: Fan Preview
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Ubaldo Jimenez of the Cleveland Indians.

When the Cleveland Indians defeated the New York Yankees on Saturday, August 25 it was like a little baseball miracle happened. A nine-game losing streak was broken and the team has the opportunity to win the series entering game three on Sunday. With very little for Tribe fans to cheer about in recent months, the win was a joyous occasion.

Ubaldo Jimenez will try to make it two in a row as he gets the call to fend off the Yankee bats. Jimenez has been inconsistent all season but has the ability to keep them at bay if he is able to maintain control and keep the offense off balance. It is certainly no easy task but it is not impossible.

Cleveland will face off with the Oakland Athletics for a four-game series starting Monday.

The matchup:

The Cleveland Indians will take on the New York Yankees at Progressive Field located in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1:05 p.m. EDT.

Ubaldo Jimenez (9-12, 5.59 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Yankees' Freddy Garcia (7-5, 5.59 ERA).

The standings:

Cleveland enters the game with a 55-71 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 31-30 when playing at home and have won one of their last 10 games.

New York comes into the matchup with a 73-53 record and in first place in the American League East. They are 34-29 when playing on the road and have won four of their last 10 games.

The series:

The season series is currently stands at 4-1 in favor of the Yankees.

Where to watch or listen:

In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.

Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).

The batting statistic leaders:

Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .292 batting average, Shin-Soo Choo- 15 home runs, Jason Kipnis- 62 runs batted in.

New York: Derek Jeter- .326 batting average, Curtis Granderson- 32 home runs, Mark Teixeira- 81 runs batted in.

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Sources:

All statistics provided by MLB.com

Paul Rados is an avid Cleveland Indians fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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