The Yankees (64-35, 9 GA in AL East) continue their three-game series against the Twins (61-38, 3 GA in AL Central) Tuesday at 8:10 p.m. at Target Field.
Aaron Boone has dropped Gary Sanchez to the sixth spot in the order. ... During the month of July, Sanchez has recorded just six hits in 54 at-bats. He's hit just one home run during the month while striking out 20 times. ... DJ LeMahieu continues to lead the AL with his .338 batting average, with the next closest hitter being Houston's Michael Brantley, who is hitting at a .328 clip.
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Max Kepler, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jorge Polanco, SS|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Nelson Cruz, DH|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Eddie Rosario, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Miguel Sano, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Marwin Gonzalez, RF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Luis Arraez, 2B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Ehire Adrianza, 1B|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Jason Castro, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (12-2, 3.38 ERA), who has won each of his three decisions during the month of July. ... German tossed six innings against the Rays his last time out, allowing just two earned runs on four hits. ... German has been terrific during the month of July, pitching 18 innings while allowing just three earned runs, all of which have come on solo home runs.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Kyle Gibson (9-4, 4.02 ERA), who is undefeated in his last six outings, going 2-0 with 25.2 innings pitched while allowing 10 earned runs. ... In his latest start, Gibson defeated the Rays, working seven innings while allowing just three earned runs. ... The Yankees did hit Gibson hard earlier this season, tagging him for five runs (just two earned) on seven hits in just five innings.
The Yankees and Twins wrap up their three-game set with the Twins on Wednesday night at 8:10 p.m. J.A. Happ (8-5, 4.86 ERA) will take the ball against All-Star Jake Odorizzi (11-4, 3.18 ERA).