The Yankees and Orioles play Game 2 of a doubleheader on Monday at 7:40 p.m. at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The Yankees lost Game 1 of the doubleheader 5-4. ... New York fell to 2 1/2 games back of the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East and have the third-best record in baseball. They are 2 1/2 games ahead of the Seattle Mariners for the first wild-card spot. ... The Yankees are only 22-16 against the rest of the division, while they are 11-2 against AL Central teams and 16-6 against AL West teams. ... Brandon Drury was optioned to the minors following Game 1.
|Brett Gardner, CF||Tim Beckham, 3B|
|Aaron Judge, DH||Jonathan Schoop, 2B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Manny Machado, SS|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Mark Trumbo, DH|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Chris Davis, 1B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Danny Valencia, RF|
|Clint Frazier, LF||Jace Peterson, LF|
|Austin Romine, C||Joey Rickard, CF|
|Neil Walker, 2B||Caleb Joseph, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Cessa (0-1, 5.00 ERA) makes his first start since June 27, when he allowed three runs and five hits in three innings in a 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. ... In four relief outings this season, Cessa has allowed two runs and three hits in six innings. ... The 26-year-old Cessa allowed three runs (two earned) and four hits in six innings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last Tuesday. Across three minor-league levels this season, Cessa has given up six runs (four earned) and nine hits in 11 2/3 innings in just three games.
Who is starting for the Orioles?
RHP Yefry Ramirez (0-2, 2.51 ERA), who allowed two runs (one earned) and one hit in five innings last Wednesday against the Phillies. ... Since giving up three runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in his MLB debut on June 13, the 24-year-old Ramirez has a 0.90 ERA and a 0.600 WHIP in his last two starts.