OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Andy Pettitte was scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday for the New York Yankees because of a slightly strained left shoulder muscle and will be replaced by Mike Buddie.

Pettitte was set to start the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Oakland Athletics. Ramiro Mendoza, who had been scheduled to start the second game, will now start the opener and Buddie will start the second game.