The Yankees (28-12) and Nationals (24-18) begin a quick, two-game series in Washington at 7:05 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Yankees currently own the best record in the MLB, as they have won eight of their last 10 games. ...New York owns a +65 run differential this season, which is good for third in the majors. ...The Yankees capped off their nine-game homestand with a 6-2 win over the A's on Sunday, where Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-4 with a homer and three RBI. Luis Severino picked up his sixth win on the season after pitching six innings.
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Trea Turner, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Bryce Harper, RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Anthony Rendon, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Matt Adams, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Howie Kendrick, 2B|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Mark Reynolds, 1B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Andrew Stevenson, CF|
|Masahiro Tanaka, RHP||Pedro Severino, C|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Gio Gonzalez, LHP|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4.66 ERA/4.29 FIP, 1.10 WHIP), who took a no-decision in his last start against the Red Sox. Tanaka allowed four earned runs on eight hits, including two homers. He also struck out three and walked two over his 5.1-inning start.
Tanaka has made only one start against the Nationals in his career, where he earned the win back in 2015. He owns a 3.45 ERA in 14 interleague starts over his career. However, over his last five starts of this kind, Tanaka has a 6.83 ERA.
Who is starting for the Nationals?
LHP Gio Gonzalez (2.22 ERA/2.47 FIP, 1.34 WHIP), who earned a no-decision in his last outing against the Padres. Gonzalez went six innings allowing just one run on five hits, while striking out eight and walking three.
Gonzalez loves pitching in front of his home fans, as he has a 1.61 ERA over 22.1 innings at Nationals Park this season.
More Yankees notes...
Stanton is one hit shy of his 1,000-career knock. ...The Yankees are 19-3 since April 21. ...Aaron Judge has 14 RBI during his seven-game RBI streak, which is tied for the longest streak in his career. ...The Yankees begin a streak tonight will 19 of their next 25 games are on the road.