The Yankees (71-39, 7.5 GA in AL East) go for a four-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox (59-54, 13.5 GB in AL East) on Sunday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
With two homers in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, Gleyber Torres joined just Joe DiMaggio as the only Yankees to deliver five multi-home run games in one season before their 23rd birthday. His five multi-homer games are tied for the league lead, as well... Mike Tauchman added two RBI and is slashing a gaudy .417/.472/.750 over his last 15 games. He'll bat ninth in Sunday's lineup... Mike Ford rejoins the Yankees to replace the injued Edwin Encarnacion, batting seventh and playing first base.
|Mookie Betts, RF||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|JD Martinez, DH||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Sam Travis, 1B||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Andrew Benintendi, LF||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Mike Ford, 1B|
|Michael Chavis, 2B||Kyle Higashioka, C|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Mike Tauchman, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (2-3, 5.06 ERA), who returns from the paternity list to take his regular turn in the rotation. His last time out came against the D-backs, where he tossed six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits in a losing effort. He's pitched well against the Red Sox in his previous two starts against them this season, giving up four runs in 11.1 innings, striking out nine.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP David Price (7-4, 3.86 ERA), who is also returning from the paternity list for Sunday's start. He last pitched against the Yankees on June 2 and liimted them to two runs over 6.1 innings. After two wins to start July, he's struggled in the four starts since the All-Star break, and hasn't pitched into the seventh inning since June 2.
The Yankees travel to Baltimore for a three-game series with the Orioles at Camden Yards, beginning Monday at 7:05 p.m. The Yankees have yet to announce a starter, but will face right-hander Gabriel Ynoa to start, though the Orioles have announced a planned bullpen game.