The Yankees (51-28, 6.0 GA in AL East) will go for a sweep against the Toronto Blue Jays (29-51, 22.5 GB in AL East) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
With DJ LeMahieu's leadoff homer last night, the Yankees broke the MLB record for consecutive games with at least one home run with 28 now. Aaron Judge also hit his first homer of the season after LeMahieu's record-setting blast. He went 2-for-3 on the night with a walk as well...Aaron boone gave good news on Giancarlo Stanton, whose MRI came back negative. Boone said the team will see how he responds to treatment. ...Edwin Encarnacion added some much-need insurance last night with a solo blast, his 24th on the season to regain the AL lead in homers.
|Cavan Biggio, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr., DH||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Randal Grichuk, RF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Rowdy Tellez, 1B||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Teoscar Hernandez, CF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Freddy Galvis, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Brandon Drury, 3B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Danny Jansen, C||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
LHP Clayton Richard (7.46 ERA/1.40 WHIP), who had a solid outing against the Red Sox last time out. He allowed two runs on eight hits while striking out seven and walking one over 6.1 innings.
The rookie has allowed 11 homers over 16 starts this season, as we look at the Yankees' chance to extend their streak.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (3.75 ERA/1.33 WHIP), who went five innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out seven and walking three over five innings against the Astros last time out. Paxton threw 100 pitches over his outing, which forced him out early.
The Yankees are 8-4 in games that Paxton starts this season.
The Yankees head over the pond to London to face the rival Red Sox on Saturday. Masahiro Tanaka will be getting the start for the Bombers against Rick Porcello at 1:10 p.m.