The Yankees (6-9, 5.5 games behind the Rays for first place in the AL East) face their arch-rival Red Sox (6-11, 6.5 games behind Tampa Bay) for the first time this season at Yankee Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
The Yankees snapped have lost four of their last five games. ... Since the start of 2013, the Yankees and Red Sox are 57-57 against each other. ... Tuesday's game will mark the first time since 1992 both teams will play each other with a losing record at least 15 games into a season. ... DJ LeMahieu leads off for the second straight game. He was 0-for-4 in the top spot of the order Sunday against the White Sox. ... Aaron Judge has hit safely in five of his last six games.
|Mookie Betts, RF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|J.D. Martinez, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Steve Pearce, DH||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||Clint Frazier, DH|
|Eduardo Nunez, 2B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Sandy Leon, C||Austin Romine, C|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Mike Tauchman, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (1-2, 6.00 ERA), who will hope for a rebound following a tough outing in Houston. Paxton actually was tipping his knuckle curve against the Astros when he allowed five runs on eight hits over four frames. This will be his first start in the rivalry, although while with the Mariners, he was 2-0 with a 2.45 ERA in four starts against Boston.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Chris Sale (0-3, 9.00 ERA), who owns a 1.86 ERA at Yankee Stadium. The start of 2019 has been tough sledding for Sale, evidenced by the fact he has not pitched past four innings in two of his first three starts. Sale is still seeking his first win of the year.
The Yankees and Red Sox wrap up their brief two-game set Wednesay in the Bronx at 6:35 p.m. J.A. Happ will look to get on track for the Yankees, while Nathan Eovaldi takes the ball for the Red Sox.