The Yankees (28-13) and Royals (14-30) continue their three-game set in Kansas City at 7:10 p.m. on Saturday night.
Despite losing to the Royals on Friday night, the Yankees are still in first place in the AL East, up two games in the loss column on the Red Sox (30-15). ... After ripping off a 17-1 stretch, the Yankees are 2-3 in their last five. ... Their +62 run differential is third best in the league, behind the Red Sox (+67) and the Astros (+97).
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Jon Jay, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jorge Soler, RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Mike Moustakas, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Salvador Perez, C|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Whit Merrifield, 2B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Alex Gordon, LF|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Hunter Dozier, 1B|
|Clint Frazier, DH||Alcides Escobar, SS|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Ryan Goins, 3B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (2.23 ERA/3.61 FIP, 1.02 WHIP), who won his last start against the A's by going 6.0 innings allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts.
The Yankees are 8-1 when Severino starts this season.
Who is starting for the Royals?
LHP Danny Duffy (6.51 ERA/6.19 FIP, 1.66 WHIP), who was shelled by the Indians in his last start. He allowed nine runs on eight hits with five walks in 3.0 innings.
Conversely to Severino, the Royals have won once this season with Duffy on the mound.
The Yankees finish their series against the Royals (Gray vs. Skoglund) on Sunday at 2:15 p.m. before heading to Texas to start a three-game set with the Rangers.