This Yankees season can be summed up with one word "IF." Today's IF is "If CC Sabathia can find a way to give the Yankees solid outings they can keep a Lefty pitcher in their starting rotation."

CC has lost some velocity, has a bad knee and is dealing with his demons in the form of alcohol but he's a leader in the clubhouse and the Yankees need him IF they're going back to the playoffs.

New York Yankees:

CC Sabathia (L)

1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF
2. Brett Gardner (L) LF
3. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH
4. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
5. Brian McCann (L) C
6. Carlos Beltran (S) RF
7. Starlin Castro (R) 2B
8. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
9. Ronald Torreyes (R) 3B

Detroit Tigers:

Mike Pelfrey (R)

1. Ian Kinsler (R) 2B
2. Justin Upton (R) LF
3. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
4. Victor Martinez (S) DH
5. J.D. Martinez (R) RF
6. James McCann (R) C
7. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
8. Mike Aviles (R) 3B
9. Anthony Gose (L) CF