The Yankees (53-28, 7.0 GA in AL East) conclude their series in London against the Boston Red Sox (44-39, 10 GB in AL East) on Sunday at 10:10 a.m. at London Stadium.
The Yankees and Red Sox return to action after combining to score 30 runs in the Bombers' 17-13 win in the first-ever MLB game in London on Saturday. ... DJ LeMahieu is the hottest hitter on the Yankees and perhaps baseball. He raised his batting average to .342 on Saturday with a 4-for-6 day at the plate and extended his hitting streak to 13 games and multi-hit streak to five games. ... Aaron Judge belted a home run on Saturday in a 2-for-4 day at the plate. He is hitting .318/.400/.591 with two home runs and six RBI since returning from the IL on June 21.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Xander Bogaerts, SS|
|Gary Sanchez, C||J.D. Martinez, DH|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Michael Chavis, 1B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Christian Vazquez, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Eduardo Nunez, 2B|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Sam Travis, LF|
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.87 ERA), who has not been very sharp in recent starts. He allowed five runs over 6.1 innings in his last start against teh White Sox and four runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Twins. Rodriguez has had success against the Yankees in his career, posting a 4-3 record with a 3.66 ERA in 12 starts.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP Stephen Tarpley (0-0, 6.48 ERA) gets the ball as the opener for the Yankees. Tarpley has allowed five runs in 8.1 innings this season with 12 strikeouts but has allowed just one run in his last four innings pitched. He will be making his first career start. ... Both CC Sabathia and JA Happ are available out of the bullpen for the Yankees, if necessary, due to using so many arms in Saturday's game.
The Yankees are off on Monday as they return back to the U.S. They will play the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field with James Paxton toeing the rubber opposite Jason Vargas at 7:10 p.m.