The New York Yankees (25-16) begin a four-game series at home against the Kansas City Royals (18-25) on Monday at Yankee Stadium.
|Alcides Escobar, SS||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Mike Moustakas, 3B||Gary Sanchez,C|
|Lorenzo Cain, CF||Matt Holliday, DH|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||Starlin Castro, 2B|
|Salvador Perez, C||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Brandon Moss, DH||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Jorge Bonifacio, LF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Jorge Soler, RF||Chase Headley, 3B|
|Whit Merrifield, 2B||Chris Carter, 1B|
Who's pitching for the Yankees:
Michael Pineda (4-2, 3.42 ERA) beat the Royals in his last outing, giving up four runs (three earned) and six hits in six innings in an 11-7 win. Pineda has pitched at least six innings in each of his last three outings and in five of his last seven. He is 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA in four starts at Yankee Stadium, while he is 1-1 with a 5.23 ERA in four road starts.
Who's pitching for the Royals:
Jason Vargas (5-2, 2.03 ERA) gave up six runs and seven hits in four innings in his last start against the Yankees last Tuesday. He went 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA in three previous outings. Vargas has pitched into the seventh inning in five of his eight starts this year.