The Yankees (75-44) continue their three-game series with the Rays (60-59) on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are 4-2 on their 11-game homestand after a win against the Rays last night. J.A. Happ tossed another great outing, limiting the Rays to one hit over seven innings in the 4-1 win. Happ is the first pitcher to claim a win in each of his first three straight with the Yankees since Kevin Brown in 2004. ...The Yankees have won all five starts that Happ and Lance Lynn have tossed since their trades.
|Mallex Smith, RF||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Matt Duffy, 3B||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Jake Bauers, 1B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Joey Wendle, 2B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Ji-Man Choi, DH||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Kevin Kiermaier, CF||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Willy Adames, SS||Neil Walker, RF|
|Brandon Lowe, LF||Austin Romine, C|
|Michael Perez, C||Ronald Torreyes, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Cessa (4.50 ERA/4.49 FIP, 1.29 WHIP in 24 IP), who will make a spot start for the injured CC Sabathia tonight. His last game came on Aug. 2 in relief against the Red Sox, where he was crushed for five runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings.
However, in Cessa's last start against the Orioles, he fared much better. He went 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out three and walking none.
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Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Jake Faria (4.97 ERA/4.81 FIP, 1.36 WHIP in 54.1 innings), who is getting the chance to start again after back-to-back relief appearances. His latest appearances was against the Blue Jays, where he allowed no runs on three hits over three innings.
Faria has missed a bunch of games over June and July with an oblique problem. In road starts this season, he owns a 7.24 ERA.
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