After dropping their opening series to the lowly Orioles, the Yankees are in danger of losing another three-game set as they host the Tigers in the rubber game Wednesday at 4:05 p.m.
DJ LeMahieu is making his third straight start at third base in place of the injured Miguel Andujar, and with Brett Gardner getting a day off, LeMahieu moves up into the leadoff spot. ... Jonathan Loaisiga was officially called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as CC Sabathia was reinstated from suspension and placed on the 10-day injured list as he works back from cardiac surgery. ... Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird and Troy Tulowitzki are all back in the lineup. Luke Voit is the DH and Mike Tauchman shifts to center.
|Josh Harrison, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Nicholas Castellanos, RF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B||Luke Voit, DH|
|Niko Goodrum, CF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Jeimer Candelario, DH||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Christin Stewart, LF||Greg Bird, 1B|
|John Hicks, C||Clint Frazier, LF|
|Jordy Mercer, SS||Troy Tulowitzki, SS|
|Gordon Beckham, 3B||Mike Tauchman, CF|
Who is starting for the Tigers?
LHP Matthew Boyd, who pitched five innings on Friday against Toronto and gave up four runs (three earned,) all of which were scored in the fourth inning. Last September at Yankee Stadium, Boyd allowed three runs in six innings and earned the victory.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
Jonathan Loaisiga, who is making his season debut. The plan all along was for Loaisiga to come up for this start once Sabathia finished serving his five-game suspension. Sabathia could be back very soon, so Loaisiga's window to impress could be short.
The Yankees hit the road as they begin a three-game series in Baltimore on Thursday at 3:05 p.m.