The Yankees will try to win the rubber game of a three-game series with the Royals in Kansas City on Sunday afternoon at 2:15 p.m.
The Yankees are 3-3 after going 17-1 in an 18-game stretch between 4/21 and 5/9. The Yankees have the best winning percentage in baseball (.690), and this is the latest the team has had the highest winning percentage since 2012. The Yankees are 11-9 against AL East teams and 18-4 agaist teams outside of their division.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Jon Jay, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jorge Soler, RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Mike Moustakas, 3B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Salvador Perez, DH|
|Tyler Austin, 1B||Whit Merrifield, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Alex Gordon, LF|
|Austin Romine, C||Hunter Dozier, 1B|
|Ronald Torreyes, SS||Alcides Escobar, SS|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Drew Butera, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
Sonny Gray (2-3, 6.39 ERA), who is looking to rebound after allowing five runs on nine hits in five innings his last time out. Gray has allowed three home runs in his last two starts.
The right-hander has completed at least five innings in three consecutive appearances. He is making his ninth start this season.
Who is starting for the Royals?
Eric Skoglund (1-3, 5.58 ERA) will pitch for the Royals after tossing a career-high 7 2/3 innings against the Rays on Monday as he allowed two runs on seven hits.
Skoglund has limited his opponents to three runs or fewer in three of his last four starts, three of which lasted at least six innings.
The Yankees will continue their road trip with a four-game series against the Rangers in Texas. Masahiro Tanaka is slated to face Bartolo Colon in the series opener on Monday night at 8:05 p.m.