|1. John Jaso (L) DH||1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF|
|2. Daniel Nava (S) RF||2. Brett Gardner (L) LF|
|3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B||3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF|
|4. Grady Sizemore (L) LF||4. Brian McCann (L) C|
|5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B||5. Alex Rodriguez (R) DH|
|6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS||6. Greg Bird (L) 1B|
|7. James Loney (L) 1B||7. Chase Headley (S) 3B|
|8. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF||8. Didi Gregorius (L) SS|
|9. Rene Rivera (R) C||9. Stephen Drew (L) 2B|
Nova Notes: Nova has posted a 7.80 ERA in losing three consecutive starts after going 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA in his first five after the All-Star break. The righthander is 0-5 with a 4.71 ERA in six matchups with the Rays after winning six of his first seven decisions against them
Archer Notes: The Yankees are 1-7 against Archer, who is 5-0 with a 1.78 ERA in those eight starts. The lone win came July 3 at Yankee Stadium, though Archer exited in the seventh inning with a 3-0 lead that evaporated on Brian McCann's three-run homer off Kevin Jepsen in the eighth. . .The All-Star is 9-3 with a 2.48 ERA in 13 away starts and been dominant his last two, tossing a one-hit shutout Aug. 20 against Houston and pitching six scoreless innings in Monday's 6-3 win over Baltimore. Archer has allowed two homers in 35 innings at Yankee Stadium.
Yankees Notes: They have just nine hits in the first two games of the series. , including leaving the bases loaded in the eighth inning, in Saturday's 3-2 loss that snapped a three-game win streak.
Rays Notes: Tampa Bay, 13-6 at Yankee Stadium from 2013-14, has lost two of three in each of its two previous visits this season.