The Yankees (83-45, 9.0 GA in AL East) are hoping to avoid a sweep at the hands of the A's on Thursday night at 9:37 p.m. in Oakland.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Marcus Semien, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Robbie Grossman, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Mat Chapman, 3B|
|Gio Urshela, DH||Matt Olson, 1B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Mark Canha, CF|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Stephen Piscotty, RF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Khris Davis, DH|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Corban Joseph, 2B|
|Mike Ford, 1B||Josh Phegley, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-6, 4.56 ERA), who had a solid outing against the Indians in his last start. He allowed two runs on four hits in 6.1 innings, though two of those hits were homers. Tanaka has only allowed those two runs in his last two outings, since a five-run dud against the Orioles back on Aug. 5.
Who is starting for the Athletics?
RHP Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.01) is pitching in his fourth game with the A's since being traded over from the Reds. His last was a 6.0 inning outing against the Astros, where he allowed two runs on six hits while striking out three and walking three.
The Yankees continue their west coast swing with the formidable Dodgers on their schedule next.
They'll play Friday night at 10:10 p.m.