The Yankees (60-33, 6.0 games ahead of the Rays for first place in the AL East) face the Rays (56-41) in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Thursday at 3:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Edwin Encarnacion has six hits in his last 14 at-bats, including three homers. ... Domingo German has allowed two runs total over his last two starts, spanning 12.0 innings.
|Austin Meadows, LF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Yandy Diaz, 3B||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Nate Lowe, DH||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Kevin Kiermaier, CF||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Avisail Garcia, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Ji-Man Choi, 1B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Joey Wendle, 2B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Willy Adames, SS||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is pitching for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (3.40 ERA, 1.05 WHIP with 90 strikeouts in 82.0 innings), who tossed 6.0 shutout innings while allowing three hits, walking none and striking out seven on July 12 against the Blue Jays.
Who is pitching for the Rays?
RHP Yonny Chirinos (3.11 ERA, 0.96 WHIP with 89 strikeouts in 107.0 innings), who allowed two runs on four hits while walking none and striking out eight on July 12 agianst the Orioles.
The Yankees play Game 2 of their doubleheader against the Rays on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m.