The Yankees (41-26, 0.5 GA in AL East) play their second of four games in Chicago against the White Sox (33-34, 12.0 GB in AL Central) on Friday at 8:10 p.m.
Brett Gardner has now hit three home runs in his last four games. ... Clint Frazier, who is back in right field on Friday for the Yankees, is hitting .395 with runners in scoring position this season. ... With two hits on Thursday, Didi Gregorius is now 8-18 since returning from Tommy John surgery.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Leury García, CF|
|Luke Voit, DH||Tim Anderson, SS|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||José Abreu, 1B|
|Gary Sánchez, C||James McCann, C|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Eloy Jiménez, LF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Wellington Castillo, DH|
|Clint Frazier, RF||José Rondón, 3B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Yolmer Sánchez, 2B|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Ryan Cordell, RF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.96 ERA), who took his third loss of the season last time out against Cleveland, allowing four earned runs in five innings. ... Sabathia hasn't pitched more than six innings in any of his 10 starts this season. ... The lefty has allowed seven earned runs in 11 innings since returned from the 10-day IL against Boston.
Who is starting for the White Sox?
RHP Lucas Giolito (9-1, 2.18 ERA), who is coming off of back-to-back dominating efforts, including 7.2 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts against the Royals. ... Giolito hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 22 innings. ... He's struck out 30 batters in his last three starts while walking just three batters during that span.
The Yankees continue their series with the White Sox on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. The Yankees have yet to announce their starter, while righty Reynaldo Lopez (4-6, 6.21 ERA) goes for Chicago.