The Yankees (26-10) look to complete a three-game sweep against the Red Sox (25-11) on Thursday night at 7:05 at Yankee Stadium.
On Wednesday night, the Yankees beat the Red Sox to give them sole place of first place in the AL East ... The Yankees have won 17 of their last 18 games, including a recent three-game sweep over the Indians. ... The Yankees are on an eight-game winning streak, which is the longest active streak in the majors. ...The Yankees have won 11 straight games at home dating back to April 21, which is the longest winning streak at the new Yankee Stadium. ... The Yankees have outscored opponents 78-33 over the streak.
|Mookie Betts, CF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Andrew Benintendi, LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Hanley Ramirez, DH||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|J.D. Martinez, RF||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||Tyler Austin, 1B|
|Eduardo Nunez, 2B||Miguel Andujar, DH|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Ronald Torreyes, 3B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (1.39 ERA/3.60 FIP, 0.87 WHIP in 32.1 innings over six starts), who threw six scoreless innings with three hits with seven strikeouts in a win against the Indians.
Sabathia has lasted at least six innings while giving up a run or less in three consecutive starts.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (5.29 ERA/4.56 FIP, 1.27 WHIP in 32.1 innings over six starts), who didn't factor in the decision in his last start, giving up five runs in six innings on four hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks.
The Red Sox has not lost a game that Rodriguez has started this season, 6-0 with three of those wins credited to Rodriguez.
More Yankees notes...
Giancarlo Stanton hit an RBI double on Wednesday after hitting two home runs on Tuesday, marking the first time this season that Stanton has had RBIs in back-to-back games as a Yankee. ... Aaron Judge is batting .526 against the Red Sox this season. ... Neil Walker is 6-15 in his last six games, raising his batting average 37 points.
The Yankees host the Atheltics this weekend, beginning Friday night at 7:05 p.m. (Gray vs. TBD) before traveling to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to open a series with the Nationals.