The Yankees (54-28, 6.5 GA in AL East) are back in the USA and will open a two-game series against the Mets (38-47, 12 GB in NL East) at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.
The Yankees return to the States after an offensive explosion over the weekend in London where they erupted for 29 runs in two days. ... DJ LeMahieu was named AL Player of the Week on Monday after hitting .625/.654/.1.083 with two home runs and 10 RBI over his last five games. He enters Tuesday with a 14-game hitting streak and six-game multi-hit streak. ... Didi Gregorius carries a four-game hitting streak into Tuesday, hitting .474/.524/.842 with two home runs and five RBI his last four games.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Jeff McNeil, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Pete Alonso, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||J.D. Davis, LF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Robinson Cano, 2B|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Amed Rosario, SS|
|James Paxton, LHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
Who is starting for the Mets?
RHP Zack Wheeler (6-5, 4.51 ERA), who has bounced back from two bad starts to allow just one earned run in each of his last two starts. Wheeler struggled last time he pitched against the Yankees, though, allowing nine runs -- five earned -- on 10 hits and 4.2 innings on June 11.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (5-3, 4.34 ERA) who has struggled to find consistency since returning from the IL on May 29. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 4.1 innings last time out against Toronto. ... In a start against the Mets on June 11, he failed to pitch past the third inning, allowing six runs on siven hits and two walks in 2.2 innings.
The Yankees and Mets play again on Wedneday at Citi Field as Domingo German will return from the IL to pitch for the Yankees while the Mets will send LHP Jason Vargas (3-3, 3.66 ERA) to the mound for the 7:10 p.m. game.