The Yankees (67-38, 8.5 GA in AL East) start up their two-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks (53-54, 15.5 GB in NL West) Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
After losing three straight games, the Yankees bounced back to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-6 on Sunday night thanks to a strong pitching performance by Domingo German. The RHP struck out nine batters in 5.1 innings, while allowing just three runs. Didi Gregorius continued his strong July by hitting his fourth home run of the month, giving him a total of seven on the season. Aaron Judge will look to find his groove again, after going 1-for-19 in the four-game series.
|Ketel Marte, CF||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|David Peralta, LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Eduardo Escobar, 3B||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Christian Walker, 1B||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Adam Jones, RF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Wilmer Flores, 2B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Nick Ahmed, SS||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Yasmany Tomas, DH||Mike Tauchman, LF|
|Carson Kelly, C||Kyle Higashioka, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (8-5, 5.23 ERA), is looking to rebound after giving up six runs in 3.1 innings against the Twins last Thursday. ... He ended up with a no-decision in the Yankees 10-7 win. ... Prior to that game, Happ had pitched well in his previous three starts, allowing just five runs in 15.2 innings.
Who is starting for the D-backs?
RHP Taylor Clarke (3-3, 6.10 ERA), will be making his first start since July 24 as he had been on the Paternity List. ... He pitched six innings against the Orioles, striking out seven and allowed only two runs on four hits. ... This will be Clarke's 12th start this season, and his first career start against the Yankees.
The Yankees will wrap up their brief, two-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m. Masahiro Tanaka (7-6, 4.79 ERA) will start for the Yankees, and will face off against Zack Greinke (10-4, 2.87 ERA) for the D-backs.