After losing two of three games to the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees begin a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are 11-11 without Aaron Judge this season. ... Over his last 22 games, Brett Gardner is hitting just .215 with one home run and two RBIs. ... In the second half, Miguel Andujar has a .340/.359/.620 batting line with seven home runs and 20 RBIs.
|Curtis Granderson, RF||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Devon Travis, 2B||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Kendrys Morales, DH||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Russell Martin, C||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Kevin Pillar, CF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Randal Grichuk, LF||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Aledmys Diaz, 3B||Neil Walker, RF|
|Richard Urena, SS||Austin Romine, C|
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
RHP Marcus Stroman (4-8, 5.03 ERA), who is winless in his last three outings. ... He has allowed two runs (one earned) and seven hits in 12 innings over his last two starts. ... Stroman is 6-5 with a 3.87 ERA in 15 career starts against the Yankees, but has allowed 12 runs (10 earned), eight hits and seven walks in 10 1/3 innings against them in two starts this year.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Lance Lynn (8-8, 4.46 ERA), who is 1-0 with a 0.54 ERA in three games (two starts) since joining the Yankees. ... Lynn allowed one run and five hits while striking out eight batters in his previous start last Saturday against the Texas Rangers. ... When he last faced the Blue Jays on April 30 as a member of the Twins, Lynn allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings.
More Yankees notes
Yankees relievers have had a 4.76 ERA in the month of August, which ranks second-worst among American League teams. ... Since June 25, Aroldis Chapman has a 4.73 ERA, allowing eight runs (seven earned), eight hits and 11 walks in 13 1/3 innings. ... Dellin Betances, meanwhile, has a 0.61 ERA in 29 1/3 innings dating back to May 27, having allowed just two runs, nine hits and 13 walks while striking out 50 batters.