The Yankees (96-51, 9.0 GA in AL East) take on the Detroit Tigers (43-101, 45.5 GB in AL Central) at Comerica Park for the second game of a Thursday doubleheader.
Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion both homered for the Yankees in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader, a 10-4 Yankees win. ... Encarnacion was pulled from the first game due to a left oblique strain, with the team announcing that he would head back to New York for more tests. ... DJ LeMahieu went 0-for-6 with strikeouts in Game 1. ... The Yankees moved ahead of the Twins for the most home runs hit as a team this season (278).
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Victor Reyes, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Harold Castro, CF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Jeimer Candelario, 1B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Ronny Rodriguez, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jordy Mercer, SS|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Brandon Dixon, LF|
|Luke Voit, DH||Greyson Greiner, C|
|Mike Ford, 1B||John Hicks, 1B|
|Tyler Wade, LF||Gordon Beckham, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.95 ERA), who will be making his first start since returning from his latest stint on the IL due to his right knee. ... Sabathia is expected to throw around 80 pitches, with RHP Domingo German available in relief.
Who is starting for the Tigers?
RHP Spencer Turnbull (3-14, 4.86 ERA), who has not recorded a win since May 31. ... Turnbull has gone 14 starts without a winning decision, going 0-10 during that stretch. ... The right-hander has never started against the Yankees.
Up next, the Yankees head to Toronto for their final series with the Blue Jays in 2019. On Friday, Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.83 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Yankees, while the Blue Jays have yet to announce their starter. First pitch is set for 7:07 p.m.