The Yankees (26-11) will open a three-game series with the Athletics (18-19) on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees have won five of six games during their current nine-game homestand... the Yankees are 15-2 vs. all teams outside of their division this season... the 2018 squad is tied with the 2003 and 1994 Yanekes with the best start through 37 games during the last 60 seasons... The Yankees have won nine of 13 games this season when they are losing entering the ninth inning of play.
|Marcus Semien, SS||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Matt Joyce, LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Jed Lowrie, 2B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Khris Davis, DH||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Matt Olson, 1B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Matt Chapman, 3B||Neil Walker, 1B|
|Jonathan Lucroy, C||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Mark Canha, RF||Austin Romine, C|
|Dustin Fowler, CF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP Sonny Gray (2-2, 6.00 ERA), who will get his first opportunity to face his former team. Gray has bounced back after a slew of rocky outings to begin the season. He has completed six innings in back-to-back starts and limited his opponents to just two runs on four hits in both outings.
Who is starting for the Athletics
RHP Kendall Graveman (0-5, 8.89 ERA), who has returned to the big-league squad after making two starts with Triple-A Nashville. His most recent big-league start -- on April 25 against the Rangers -- was his best of the season, as he allowed three runs in six innings and struck out a season-high seven batters.
More Yankees notes...
Neil Walker is 6-for-16 with three doubles in his last seven gaes... Gleyber Torres is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak... Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .290 with five home runs and 11 RBI in his last 17 games... the Yankees are 11-1 in their last 13 home series dating back to August 31, 2017.