The Yankees look to take full control of the AL East with a win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday at Tropicana Field with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 p.m.
Gleyber Torres is in the Yankees' lineup batting fifth after he was hit in the right elbow in the eighth inning on Friday. He stayed in the game but there was some concern if he would need to sit out on Saturday. X-rays came back negative and he was just a little swollen but said he "felt good." ... Gio Urshela is batting eighth and playing third base as he continues to come up with big hits for the Yankees. Urshela is hitting .300/.318/.450 with a home run and nine RBI in high leverage situations this year and is 5-for-10 with five RBI with two outs and runners in scoring position.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Yandy Diaz, 3B|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Tommy Pham, LF|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Daniel Robertson, 2B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Avisail Garcia, RF|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Travis d'Arnaud, C|
|Clint Frazier, RF||Austin Meadows, DH|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Guillermo Heredia, CF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Willy Adames, SS|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Ji-Man Choi, 1B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabatahia (2-1, 3.20 ERA,) who continues to be productive for the Yankees at age 38. Sabathia picked up the win his last start out against the Mariners on Monday after allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over five innings of work.
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.50 ERA), who will be making his 10th start this season as the Rays' opener. He has allowed three runs this season as an opener, all of which came in one start against the Kansas City Royals on May 1. The Rays are 6-3 when Stanek is used as an opener this season.
The Yankees conclude their series with the Rays on Sunday when Masahiro Tanaka (2-3, 3.77 ERA) toes the rubber for the Bombers while reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell (3-3, 3.62) gets the ball for the Rays at 1:10 p.m.