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100 Percent Chance of Rain For Game 6

Andy Pettitte will be trying to improve on his 4.26 ALCS ERA with a win today over the Angels as he tries to become the first pitcher to win 16 games in the postseason.

Andy Pettitte will be trying to improve on his 4.26 ALCS ERA with a win today over the Angels as he tries to become the first pitcher to win 16 games in the postseason.

Weatherbug.com as of  6:00 AM ET is predicting 100 percent chance of rain for gametime at Yankee Stadium for the Angels-Yankees game. The rain chances drop to below 100 percent an hour after the start of the game.

The forecast predicts a 65 degree gametime temperature with winds of 15 MPH.

If the Yankees win tonight or tomorrow they won’t be flying to Philadelphia till Friday since they have the homefield advantage.

Today’s Matchups

Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees

Gametime: 7:57 ET on Fox

Starting Pitchers: Joe Saunders will take the mound for the Angels against Andy Pettitte who will be trying for a record breaking 16th win for the postseason.

ALCS and NLCS Batting Leaders

Jeff Mathis is leading all players in the ALCS and NLCS in hitting with a .600 average. He also leads in doubles with four which is two more than five players tied with two doubles.

Melky Cabrera leads all hitters with eight hits….Robinson Cano leads in triples with two….Alex Rodriguez and Jayson Werth lead in home runs with three each….Ryan Howard leads in runs batted in with eight and also leads in walks with six.

Mark Teixeira and Matt Kemp lead in strikeouts with eight each….Erick Aybar leads in stolen bases with three with eight players tied for second with one each.

Jeff Mathis leads in on base percentage with a .600 mark and in slugging with a 1.000 slugging percentage. Mathis also leads in OPS with a 1.600 mark. Mathis leads all players in all four percentage stats for players with at least 10 at bats.

ALCS and NLCS Pitching Leaders

C.C. Sabathia leads in wins with two, innings pitched with 16, ERA with 10 innings pitched at 1.13 and strikeouts with 12….Cole Hamels leads in home runs allowed with five in nine innings.

Clayton Kershaw and John Lackey lead in walks with Kershaw issuing six free passes in six innings while Lackey has allowed six in 12 innings.

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