The Yankees (94-50, 8.5 GA in AL East) round out their four-game series against the Red Sox (76-67, 17.5 GB in AL East, 8 GB of second wild card) Monday at 7:10 p.m.
With three home runs in Sunday's win, the Yankees set a franchise record with 268 homers on the season. They surpassed the mark they set just last season with 18 games remaining on the schedule... Gleyber Torres' hit his 35th homer of the season, breaking a tie with Gary Sanchez for the team lead... The Yankees are 64-12 when hitting multiple home runs this season and 35-4 when they have three or more... Gio Urshela returned to the active roster on Sunday and will re-join the starting lineup in Monday's game.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Mookie Betts, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Xander Bogaerts, SS|
|Edwin Encarnacion, 1B||J.D. Martinez, DH|
|Luke Voit, DH||Christian Vazquez, C|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Sam Travis, 1B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Brock Holt, 2B|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Gorkys Hernandez, LF|
|Austin Romine, C||Jackie Bradley Jr., CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (12-6, 4.16 ERA), who is coming off one of his best starts as a Yankee in his previous outing. He faced the Rangers and threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out 12 hittters. He's also picked up the win in each of his last seven starts. The first start of that streak came against the Red Sox on Aug. 2, where he allowed two runs on two hits over six innings.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (17-5, 3.81 ERA), who also threw seven scoreless innings in his last start. He earned the win against the Twins, allowing five hits and striking out eight, while walking four hitters. He opposed Paxton in his last outing against the Yankees on Aug. 2, when the Bombers got to him for four runs on five hits over 6.2 innings.
The Yankees will travel to Detroit on Tuesday to begin a three-game series against the Tigers. The Yankees have not announced a starter and will likely use an opener, while they'll face Edwin Jackson (3-9, 9.16 ERA).