The Yankees look to sweep the defending World Series champions and open a 10 1/2-game lead over the Red Sox when they host their division rivals on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have a plus-79 run differential, which ranked fifth in the majors entering Sunday. ... Since May 5, Gleyber Torres is slashing .314/.379/.674 with nine home runs and 15 RBIs. ... Gary Sanchez has six home runs in his last 10 games and 18 home runs this season. By contrast, he hit 18 home runs in 89 games all of last year.
|Mookie Betts, CF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Andrew Benintendi, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|J.D. Martinez, RF||Gary Sanchez, DH|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Michael Chavis, 2B||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Eduardo Nunez, DH||Austin Romine, C|
|Sam Travis, 1B||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP David Price (2-2, 2.83 ERA), who threw six scoreless innings against the Indians last Tuesday. ... When Price last faced the Yankees in the 2018 ALDS, he gave up three runs, three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings. In four regular-season starts against the Yankees last year, he went 0-3 with a 10.34 ERA. ... He is 8-8 with a 4.83 ERA in 21 career starts at Yankee Stadium.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (3-1, 3.48 ERA), who returns from the injured list with right knee inflammation. ... Sabathia allowed five runs (four earned) in his most recent start against the Orioles on May 22. ... Sabathia is 18-13 with a 4.14 ERA in 42 career starts against the Red Sox. Last year, he went 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts, giving up seven runs and 18 hits in 14 innings.
The Yankees have a six-game road trip beginning with a three-game set against the Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday. Masahiro Tanaka (3-4, 3.20 ERA) takes on Clayton Richard (0-1, 3.38 ERA) in the opener.