Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Yankees' lineup as the Bombers (44-27, 1.5 GA in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (43-29, 1.5 GB in AL East) on Tuesday, at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Edwin Encarnacion is batting sixth after going 0-for-4 in his Yankees debut on Monday. ...Cameron Maybin's home run on Monday marked the first time in his career he has homered in three consecutive games. He is hitting .364/.382/.697 with three home runs, four RBI and 10 runs scored in 10 games the month of June ... DJ LeMahieu hit his eighth home run on Monday and his .311 batting average leads all second baseman in the MLB.
|Travis d'Arnaud, 1B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Tommy Pham, DH||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Brandon Lowe, 2B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Avisail Garcia, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Willy Adames, SS||Giancarlo Stanton, RF|
|Kevin Kiermaier, CF||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Guillermo Heredia, LF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Mike Zunino, C||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Joey Wendle, 3B||Cameron Maybin, LF|
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.45 ERA), who will pitch as the Rays' opener. Stanek has pitched to a 1.71 ERA with 35 strikeouts and a 0.98 WHIP in 31.2 innings as an opener. ... He has faced the Yankees four times this season and has allowed five runs -- four earned -- on three hits with six strikeouts over 5.1 innings.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (6-3, 4.66 ERA), who has pitched better of late despite a loss his last time out against the Chicago White Sox. ... Happ is 3-1 with a 3.52 ERA and 21 strikeouts with opponents hitting .190 against him in his last four starts.
The Yankees conclude their series with the Rays on Wednesday with CC Sabathia (3-4, 4.42) on the mound while the Bombers face reigning AL Cy Young Award winner LHP Blake Snell (4-5, 3.70 ERA).