|1. Jacoby Ellsbury (L) CF||1. Ruben Tejada (R) SS|
|2. Brett Gardner (L) LF||2. David Wright (R) 3B|
|3. Carlos Beltran (S) RF||3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF|
|4. Brian McCann (L) C||4. Juan Uribe (R) 2B|
|5. Greg Bird (L) 1B||5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C|
|6. Chase Headley (S) 3B||6. Lucas Duda (L) 1B|
|7. Dustin Ackley (L) 2B||7. Michael Cuddyer (R) RF|
|8. Didi Greorius (L) SS||8. Juan Lagares (R) CF|
|9. CC Sabathia (L) P||9. Matt Harvey (R) P|
Sabathia Notes: Sabathia is 0-1 with a 2.76 ERA in his past six starts and is winless in his past nine, the longest single-season drought of his career. Has allowed 26 homers this year, but just two in the past 32 2/3 innings. . .Cespedes is 1-for-11 vs. Sabathia in his career, Uribe 9-for-47 (.191) and Cuddyer is 12-for-58 (.207)
Harvey Notes: This will be one of several short starts for Harvey as he closes out the regular season a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Terry Collins said before Sunday's game that Harvey is on an innings limit and not a pitch limit of 70 which had been widely reported. . .It's Harvey's first start in 12 days. He allowed a season-high tying seven runs on eight hits but escaped with a no-decision after the Mets rallied for an 8-7 victory. Harvey has given up seven runs three times this year; he had never given up more than five until this season.
Yankees Notes: The Yankees are 5-1 in interleague games after starting the season 5-8. . .They have homered in 12 of 13 games since Sept. 6. . .The Yanks have shut out the Mets in three of the past four matchups at Citi Field. Yankees starters have a 0.81 ERA in the last seven meetings in Queens. . .With Toronto's loss in Boston Sunday, the Jays' AL East lead over the Yankees is three games. . The Yankees magic number for clinching a wild card spot is nine.
Mets Notes: Ruben Tejada, who is batting leadoff Sunday, is hitting .367 (11-for-20) with a .441 on-base percentage in September. He has 21 doubles, the most since a career-high 26 in 2012 . . .The Mets are 2-3 against the Yankees this season.