The Yankees (61-33, 7.0 games ahead of the Rays for first place in the AL East) face the Rays (56-42) in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
With the Game 1 win, the Yankees clinched their 14th straight non-losing home series. ... Yankees batters have hit nine home runs in the first three games of this series against Tampa Bay. ... Yankees' starters have allowed two runs or fewer in 10 of 12 starts during the month of July.
|Austin Meadows, RF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Tommy Pham, LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Nate Lowe, 1B||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B|
|Yandy Diaz, DH||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Kevin Kiermaier, CF||Luke Voit, DH|
|Willy Adames, SS||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Joey Wendle, 2B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Michael Brosseau, 3B||Mike Tauchman, LF|
|Mike Zunino, C||Austin Romine, C|
Who is pitching for the Yankees?
RHP Chad Green (2-3, 5.05 ERA), who hasn't been used as an opener since June 25th, when he pitched a scoreless first inning against the Blue Jays. ...Green has pitched three straight scoreless outings coming out of the bullpen, with two of those games coming against the Rays.
Who is pitching for the Rays?
RHP Charlie Morton (11-2, 2.35 ERA), who picked up his 11th victory of the season his last time out, allowing just two earned runs in six innings against the Orioles. ... Morton has faced the Yankees twice this season, going 1-0 while allowing just four earned runs in 9.2 innings. ... Morton has had a Cy Young-type season, allowing three or more earned runs in just three of his 20 starts.
The Yankees continue their homestand with a weekend set against the Colorado Rockies, starting on Friday at 7:05 p.m. J.A. Happ (7-5, 4.96 ERA) will face off against fellow lefty Kyle Freeland (2-6, 7.93 ERA).