The Yankees (69-39, 7.5 GA in AL East) play the first game of a doubleheader against the Boston Red Sox (59-52, 11.5 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Gleyber Torres provided all the offense the Yankees needed yesterday, lining a first-inning grand slam over the left field wall. It was his the second grand slam of his career... DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 to remain atop the Major League leaderboard with a .334 batting average... Brett Gardner returned to the lineup following a 10-game absence and went 0-for-3 with a walk... Aroldis Chapman had his first scoreless outing in three tries, tossing a 1-2-3 ninth to earn the save.
|Mookie Betts, RF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|JD Martinez, DH||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Andrew Benintendi, LF||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Brock Holt, 2B||Cameron Maybin, LF|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||Kyle Higashioka, C|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Breyvic Valera, 2B|
|Sandy Leon, C||Brett Gardner, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (13-2, 4.08 ERA), who tossed 5.1 innings against the Red Sox in his last start to earn the win. He gave up three runs, but allowed just four hits and tied his season-high with nine strikeouts for his 13th victory of the season. Since returning from the injured list on July 3, German has gone 4-0 with a 4.67 ERA, striking out 30 batters in 27 innings.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Chris Sale (5-10, 4.26 ERA), who faced the Yankees in his last start on Sunday and was saddled with the loss, allowing six runs over 5.1 innings. He remains inconsistent at best, but his last seven starts have seen him go 2-3 with a 6.05 ERA. Edwin Encarnacion has had the most success of any Yankee in the lineup against Sale, with seven hits in 21 at-bats, three of those hits going for home runs.
Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader is scheduled for 7:05 p.m., with Brian Johnson set to take the mound for the Red Sox. The Yankees have not yet announced a starting pitcher, though an opener is the likely scenario.