The Yankees (76-40, 9.5 GA in AL East) take on the Toronto Blue Jays (48-71, 29.5 GB in AL East ) on Saturday at 3:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.
Gary Sanchez returns to the Yankees' lineup in the cleanup spot after spending the last two weeks on the IL with a groin strain. ... Aaron Judge looks to get going at the plate. He is just 3 for his last 20 with one home run. ... Mike Tauchman is in the lineup batting ninth. He is hitting a slash line of .450/.500/1.250 with five home runs, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in his last five games.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Bo Bichette, DH|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Cavan Biggio, 2B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Randal Grichuk, RF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Justin Smoak, 1B|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Freddy Galvis, SS|
|Cameron Maybin, DH||Derek Fisher, LF|
|Mike Ford, 1B||Teoscar Hernandez, CF|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Danny Jansen, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Chad Green (2-3, 4.93 ERA), who will be starting as the Yankees' opener on Saturday. The Yankees are 9-0 when using Green as their opener this season and the right-hander has allowed just three earned runs in 12.2 innings while striking out 21 as an opener. ... Green has pitched well against Toronto this season, allowing just two runs in 6.2 innings while striking out 11.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
RHP Jacob Waguespack (3-1, 4.00 ERA), who is making his eighth career start. The 25-year-old is coming off his best outing of the season, tossing six scoreless innings against the Tampa Bay Rays while holding them to just four hits. ... He has a 2.82 ERA over his last four starts.
The Yankees and Blue Jays complete their three-game series on Sunday with RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-6, 4.93 ERA) taking the mound opposite RHP Trent Thornton (4-7, 5.55 ERA) for the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre at 1:07 p.m.