The Yankees (52-28, 7.0 GA in AL East) open a two-game series in London against the Boston Red Sox (44-38, 9.0 GB in AL East) on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. at London Stadium.
The Yankees and Red Sox open the first MLB game to be played in London on Saturday. ... All-Star DJ LeMahieu enters the game with an AL-leading .336 batting average and a 12-game hitting streak in which he is hitting .460/.518/.880 with five home runs, two doubles, two triples and 13 RBI. ... Fellow All-Star Gary Sanchez is second in the AL with 23 home runs and has reached base his last 11 games, hitting .286/.340/.571 with three home runs and 12 RBI in that span.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Xander Bogaerts, SS|
|Luke Voit, 1B||J.D. Martinez, DH|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Andrew Benintendi, LF|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Christian Vazquez, C|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Brock Holt, 2B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Michael Chavis, 1B|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
RHP Rick Porcello (5-7, 4.52 ERA), who struggled in his last outing, allowing five runs on eight hits over six innings for a loss against the Blue Jays. ... Porcello last faced the Yankees on June 1 where he was tagged for five runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.21 ERA), who will make his first start against the Red Sox this season. Tanaka is coming off a start in which he held the Astros to two runs on eight hits over six innings, which was preceded by a complete-game, 10 strikeout shutout performance against the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Yankees conclude their two-game London series on Sunday when they plan to use an opener while the Red Sox send LHP Eduardo Rodriguez to the mound for an early 10:10 a.m. ET start.