The Yankees (70-39, 8.0 GA in AL East) play the second game of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox (59-53, 12.5 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
DJ LeMahieu led the way for the Yankees in Game 1, going 3-for-5 with a pair of homers and four RBI. He now has 17 homers on the season... Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-4 with two RBI, but got hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, landing him on the IL with a wrist fracture. Brett Gardner collected three hits in his second game back from the injured list... Jonathan Holder pitched two perfect innings of relief, striking out three hitters.
|Mookie Betts, RF||DJ LeMahieu, 1B|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|JD Martinez, DH||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Andrew Benintendi, CF||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Sam Travis, LF||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Mike Tauchman, LF|
|Michael Chavis, 1B||Austin Romine, C|
|Marco Hernandez, 2B||Breyvic Valera, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Chad Green (2-3, 5.06 ERA), who will serve as the opener for the ninth time this season. He's made 36 appearances overall this season and faced the Red Sox three times, all out of the bullpen. He got knocked around his last time out against Boston, yielding four runs on five hits in 2.1 innings.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Brian Johnson (1-1, 6.43 ERA), who gets the call-up as the team's 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader. This will be his third start and eighth appearance overall this season. His last start came on June 22 against the Blue Jays, when he gave up just one unearned run over five innings. He left the game with a 6-1 lead, but the Red Sox bullpen coughed it up and Johnson was left with a no-decision.
The Yankees and Red Sox wrap up their four-game series Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium, with J.A. Happ tentatively scheduled to face David Price. Coincidentally, both pitchers were placed on MLB's paternity leave list on Friday, but the teams expect the left-handers to take their turn in the rotation.