The Yankees (64-35) and Rays (51-50) complete their three-game set with a Wednesday matinee at 12:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
Masahiro Tanaka led the Yanks to a win last night after tossing a three-hit shutout. It was his sixth career complete game. ...Miguel Andujar has multiple hits in all four games since the All-Star break. He is hitting .529 (9-for17) in that span. ...With a win on Tuesday, the Yankees snapped a four-game losing streak at Tropicana Field. They had lost five straight to the Rays entering the game.
|Brett Gardner, CF||Kevin Kiermaier, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Matt Duffy, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Jake Bauers, 1B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||C.J. Cron, DH|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Joey Wendle, LF|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Daniel Robertson, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Carlos Gomez, RF|
|Neil Walker, DH||Willy Adames, SS|
|Kyle Higashioka, C||Adam Moore, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Cessa (3.00 ERA/3.89 FIP, 1.27 in 15.0 innings) who gets the start in place of Domingo German, who was demoted to Triple-A after another bad start in his last outing. Cessa is looking to solidify his position in the back-end of the rotation with this start.
His last one with the Yankees came on July 9, where he shut down the Orioles. He didn't allow a run on three hits while striking out four and walking three over six innings. His latest Triple-A start (July 20) almost had the same box score as he allowed just two hits in six innings of scoreless ball. He also struck out nine over that span.
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Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Nathan Eovaldi (4.26 ERA/4.28 FIP, 0.98 WHIP in 57.0 innings), who will face off against his former team. He faced the Marlins in his last start, where his only blemish was one solo homer over six innings. He also struck out eight in the process.
Eovaldi loves Tropicana Field starts this season, owning a 2.12 ERA compared to a 5.18 ERA on the road.
More Yankees notes
The Yankees have homered only once in their four games since the All-Star break. That is their least amount during a four-game stretch this season. ...The Yankees are 22-8 in day games so far this season. ...Zach Britton was acquired by the Yankees last night for three minor league arms in Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers, and Cody Carroll