Now Commenting On:

Rangers could start Cantu vs. Yankees lefties

Rangers could start Cantu vs. Yankees lefties

ARLINGTON -- The Yankees will have two lefties starting against the Rangers in the American League Championship Series. With left-hander CC Sabathia starting for New York in Game 1, Jorge Cantu most likely will get the start at first base although he has not been told that officially.

In the AL Division Series, Cantu started Game 1 against the Rays, but didn't play the rest of the series. Instead, Mitch Moreland saw most of the action and started against Rays left-hander David Price in Game 5.

"I haven't talked to Ron, but he did talk to me before the last game in Tampa," Cantu said. "I was supposed to start, but I didn't.


"As a professional, I just take it as it is. He is the manager. He puts together the lineup. On my end, I just need to be ready. Hopefully, I'm in there tomorrow and in Game 3 when [Andy] Pettitte throws. If that doesn't work out, I'm his guy coming off the bench."