The Yankees (66-36, 9.5 GA in AL East) continue their four-game set with the Red Sox (57-47, 10 GB in AL East) Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Fenway Park.
Gleyber Torres has hit Boston starter Andrew Cashner well in his career, hitting at a .462 clip with a pair of home runs. ... DJ LeMahieu continues to lead the American League with his .333 batting average, though Boston's Rafael Devers is closing in with his third-ranked .323 mark. ... Cameron Maybin makes his return to the Yankees outfield after missing time due to a calf strain.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Xander Bogaerts, SS|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||JD Martinez, DH|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Christian Vazquez, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Andrew Benintendi, LF|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Sam Travis, 1B|
|Mike Tauchman, CF||Michael Chavis, 2B|
|Austin Romine, C||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (5-5, 4.20 ERA), who was hit hard by the Rockies in his last outing, allowing seven runs (four earned) in just 3.1 innings.... Paxton has been very inconsistent during his first season in the Bronx, pitching past the sixth inning just once, back on April 16. That start came against the Red Sox and was his best outing of the year, pitching eight shutout innings with 12 strikeouts.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
RHP Andrew Cashner (9-5, 4.19 ERA), who will be making his third start for the Red Sox after being traded from the Orioles. ... In two starts for Boston, Cashner has been hit hard, allowing nine earned runs in 11.0 innings. ... Cashner has faced the Yankees three times this season, going a combined 16 innings while allowing 11 earned runs.
The Yankees and Red Sox play the third game of their four-game set on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. CC Sabathia (5-5, 4.50 ERA) goes for the Yankees against fellow lefty Eduardo Rodriguez (12-4, 4.10 ERA).