The Yankees (59-33, 5.0 GA in AL East) are hosting the division foe Tampa Bay Rays (56-40, 5 GB in AL East) on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Edwin Encarnacion mashed two homers against the Rays on Tuesday. He's hitting just .158 since joining the Yankees on June 17, but has a pair of two-hit, three-RBI games in his three appearances since the All-Star break... Aaron Hicks has gotten hot in July, posting a slash line of .342/.432/.656... Chad Green has also also settled down this month, allowing just one run in 7.1 innings, including two scoreless innings on Monday... Aaron Judge has made his hits against the Rays count this season. Though he's just 2-for-16 against Tampa Bay, both of his hits have been home runs.
|Travis d'Arnaud, 1B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Tommy Pham, DH||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Micheal Brosseau, 2B||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Yandy Diaz, 3B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Avisail Garcia, RF||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Austin Meadows, LF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Willy Adames, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Kevin Kiermaier, CF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Mike Zunino, C||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (5-4, 4.03 ERA), who takes the mound against the Rays for the third time in his last four starts and fifth time overall this season. He has yet to allow more than three runs in any start against Tampa Bay this year, posting a 2.63 ERA in 24 innings. His last time out against them was his most recent start on July 6, when he tossed seven innings of three-run ball, allowing six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in a no-decision.
Who is starting for the Rays?
LHP Ryne Stanek (0-2, 3.14 ERA), who will serve as the opener for the Rays in tonight's matchup. He's faced the Yankees seven times this season, three of them as a starting pitcher and four out of the bullpen. He last faced the Bombers on July 5, when he came into a tie game in the 11th and gave up four runs on two homers, a solo shot by Aaron Judge and a three-run blast by Brett Gardner.
The Yankees and Rays continue their four-game series on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. when Domingo German (11-2, 3.40 ERA) takes the mound against Yonny Chirinos (8-4, 3.11 ERA)