The Yankees (35-19, 1.0 GA in AL East) host the Padres (29-26, 7.0 GB in NL West) in the rubber game of a three-game set Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.
James Paxton was activated from the injured list and will start Wednesday for the first time in nearly four weeks. ... By scoring four runs in Tuesday's loss, the Yanks had their streak of scoring at least five runs snapped at nine games. ... They've only lost consecutive games once since April 13. ... Gary Sánchez and Aaron Hicks are each getting days off. Austin Romine starts behind the plate while Brett Gardner shifts to center and Cameron Maybin starts in left.
|Wil Myers, LF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Franmil Reyes, DH||Luke Voit, DH|
|Manny Machado, SS||Kendrys Morales, 1B|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Hunter Renfroe, RF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Ty France, 3B||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Ian Kinsler, 2B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Austin Hedges, C||Cameron Maybin, LF|
|Manuel Margot, CF||Austin Romine, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA,) who is making his first start since May 3 after missing time with left knee inflammation. Over his last four appearances, which includes the abbreviated three-inning start he made when he was removed and went on the IL, Paxton has allowed just three earned runs in 22.2 innings with 33 strikeouts.
Who is starting for the Padres?
RHP Chris Paddack (4-2, 1.93 ERA), who was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday because of a stiff neck. He has 56 strikeouts in 51.1 innings. He's thrown no more than 92 pitches in a start, eclipsing the 90-pitch mark just twice.
The Yankees welcome the rival Red Sox to town for a four-game series starting Thursday at 7:05 p.m., when LHP J.A. Happ is scheduled to face LHP Chris Sale.