The Yankees (83-46, 8.0 GA in AL East) take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-44, 20.5 GA in NL West) at Dodger Stadium Friday at 10:10 p.m. to begin a three-game series with the two-time defending National League champions.
Gleyber Torres went 4-for-4 with a pair of homers in Thursday's loss to the A's. He now has 31 home runs on the season... Gio Urshela had a rare down night, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts... Aaron Judge reached base three times on Thursday, going 2-for-3 with a walk, but the three hitters behind him (Didi Gregorius, Urshela and Gary Sanchez) combined to go 1-for-12 behind him.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||A.J. Pollock, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Justin Turner, 3B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Will Smith, C|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Cody Bellinger, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Max Muncy, 1B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Chris Taylor, LF|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Corey Seager, SS|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Enrique Hernandez, 2B|
|James Paxton, P||Hyun-Jin Ryu, P|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (9-6, 4.53 ERA), who has won each of his four starts, dating back to Aug. 2. He threw five innings in his last start on Aug. 17, allowing four runs on six hits. His next victory will clinch the third 10-win season of his career.
Who is starting for the Dodgers?
LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (12-3, 1.64 ERA), who continues to have Cy Young-caliber season for Los Angeles. He suffered just his third loss of the season in his last start, when he allowed four runs on six hits in 5.2 innings. His only start against the Yankees came in his rookie year six years ago, when he fired six innings of a three-run ball in a losing effort.
The Yankees and Dodgers resume their three-game series on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. when CC Sabathia (5-7, 5.01 ERA) takes on Tony Gonsolin (1-1, 3.00 ERA).