The Yankees (95-51, 8.5 GA in AL East) take on the Detroit Tigers (43-100, 45.0 GB in AL Central, 41.0 GB for second Wild Card) at Comerica Park for the first game of a Thursday doubleheader at 1:10 pm.
The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games. ... The Yankees slammed six home runs in their 12-11 loss to the Tigers on Tuesday. ... The Yankees are not starting Gary Sanchez or Gleyber Torres in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader. ... Edwin Encarnacion and Luke Voit both have one career home run off of Tigers starter Matthew Boyd.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Victor Reyes, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jeimer Candelario, 1B|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Miguel Cabrera, DH|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Ronny Rodriguez, 2B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Dawel Lugo, 3B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Christin Stewart, LF|
|Cameron Maybin, CF||Travis Demeritte, RF|
|Clint Frazier, LF||Jake Rogers, C|
|Austin Romine, C||Willi Castro, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (12-8, 5.10 ERA), who enters the game with a 15.1 scoreless inning streak, which stretches over his last three starts. ... Happ has been pushing for a playoff rotation spot of late, allowing just three hits and striking out 12 in his last two starts against the A's and Red Sox.
Who is starting for the Tigers?
LHP Matthew Boyd (8-10, 4.57 ERA), who has come away with a victory in each of his last two starts. ... Boyd faced the Yankees on April 3, allowing just one run in 6.1 inning in a Tigers victory.
The Yankees and Tigers will play the second game of their doubleheader approximately 30 minutes after Game 1 ends. CC Sabathia comes off the IL to make the start for the Yankees against Tigers righty Spencer Turnbull.