The Yankees (35-19, 1.0 GA in AL East) host the Padres (29-26, 7.0 GB in NL West) in the rubber game of a three-game set Wednesday at 1:05 p.m.
James Paxton was activated from the injured list and will start Wednesday for the first time in nearly four weeks. ... By scoring four runs in Tuesday's loss, the Yanks had their streak of scoring at least five runs snapped at nine games. ... They've only lost consecutive games once since April 13. ... Gary Sánchez and Aaron Hicks are each getting days off. Austin Romine starts behind the plate while Brett Gardner shifts to center and Cameron Maybin starts in left.