The Yankees (41-25, 0.5 game lead in AL East) head to Chicago to begin a four-game series with the White Sox (32-34, 12 GB in AL Central) Thursday at 8:10 p.m.
This marks the Yankees' final road series before they head to London at the end of the month to face the Red Sox. They have a 10-game home stand after this series. ... DJ LeMahieu starts at third base, with Gio Urshela on the bench. ... With runners in scoring position this season, LeMahieu is hitting .474 (27-for-57) with a homer, three doubles, 32 RBI and four walks. ... Mike Tauchman, who was called up on Thursday, draws the start in right field.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Leury García, CF|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Tim Anderson, SS|
|Luke Voit, 1B||José Abreu, 1B|
|Gary Sánchez, C||James McCann, C|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Eloy Jiménez, LF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Yonder Alonso, DH|
|Brett Gardner, LF||José Rondón, 3B|
|Clint Frazier, DH||Yolmer Sánchez, 2B|
|Mike Tauchman, RF||Ryan Cordell, RF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (6-3, 4.48 ERA), who has lowered his ERA by 0.68 over his last three starts. In his last start in Toronto Happ allowed just one run in seven innings, and if he can provide consistent performance it'll be a huge boost to the Yankees' rotation.
Who is starting for the White Sox?
RHP Iván Nova (3-5, 6.28 ERA), the former Yankee who's struggled mightily on the south side of Chicago. Entering Thursday, Nova has allowed the most hits in the majors with 97. However, one of his best starts of the season came against his former team back on April 13, when he allowed one run in six innings.
The Yankees continue their series with the White Sox on Friday at 8:10 p.m. LHP CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.96 ERA) is set to start for the Yanks, while the red-hot RHP Lucas Giolito (9-1, 2.28 ERA) is Chicago's scheduled starter.