The Yankees kick off a four-game series against the Blue Jays on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. in the Bronx.
The Yankees are .500 again and have not been more than a game away from an even record since they were 4-2 on April 4... Aaron Judge's 12-game hit streak was snapped on Tuesday against the Marlins when he went 0-2 with two walks, but is tied for second in the American League with 15 walks... Miguel Andujar, who is not in Thursday's lineup, hit his first career home run on Tuesday against the Marlins... Since allowing a grand slam to the Blue Jays' Justin Smoak on April 1, RHP David Robertson has rattled off seven consecutive scoreless outings.
|Steve Pearce, DH||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Teoscar Hernandez, LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Yangervis Solarte, 3B||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Kevin Pillar, CF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Aledmys Diaz, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Randal Grichuk, RF||Neil Walker, 1B|
|Luke Maile, C||Tyler Wade, 2B|
|Devon Travis, 2B||Ronald Torreyes, 3B|
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 4.00 ERA), who makes his return from the DL against the Blue Jays. During Sabathia's last outing, he lasted four innings against the Orioles, giving up three runs on four hits with three strikeouts in a no-decision. It was his second start of the year after he faced the Blue Jays in his first, lasting five innings, giving up one run on five hits with four strikeouts in another no-decision.
Who is starting tonight for the Blue Jays?
RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 3.66 ERA), who is making his fourth start of the season. Sanchez has gotten better with each outing, culminating with a fantastic showing against the Orioles where he allowed just one run on three hits over eight innings with four strikeouts. Against the Yankees in his first start of the season, Sanchez gave up four runs in 5.2 innings on eight hits with two strikeouts.
More Yankees notes...
Since 2017, Sabathia is 9-0 with a 1.99 ERA in starts following a Yankees' loss... LHP Aroldis Chapman has struck out 14 of the 27 batters he's faced this season... Gary Sanchez is batting .409 during his five-game hitting streak... Didi Gregorius is leading all hitters with a 1.5 WAR (FanGraphs).