The injury-riddled Yankees return home to begin a nine-game home stand Friday night when they host the White Sox at 7:05 p.m.
Gary Sanchez officially went on the injured list with a left calf strain after Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre manager Jay Bell revealed Thursday night that catcher Kyle Higashioka was going to New York. Austin Romine starts behind the plate. ... J.A. Happ tries to stop the bleeding for the Yanks, who were swept in Houston. ... DJ LeMahieu shifts back to second base with Gio Urshela at third and Tyler Wade on the bench.
|Leury García, RF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Tim Anderson, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|José Abreu, 1B||Luke Voit, DH|
|Yonder Alonso, DH||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Yoán Moncada, 3B||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Eloy Jiménez, LF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|James McCann, C||Clint Frazier, LF|
|José Rondón, 2B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Adam Engel, CF||Austin Romine, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ, who didn't make it out of the fifth inning in either of his first two starts. In 8.1 innings thus far, the southpaw has allowed six runs, 10 hits and three homers.
Who is starting for the White Sox?
RHP Lucas Giolito, who is making his first career appearance at Yankee Stadium. He took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his first start of the season at Kansas City before getting tagged for five runs in 4.1 inning in his second start against Seattle.
The Yankees have a quick turnaround as they play the middle game of their three-game set against Chicago on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.