The Yankees (10-10, 3.5 games behind the first place Rays in the AL East) host the Royals (7-14) to wrap up their four-game series in the Bronx on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
With Aaron Judge heading to the injured list, an even more depleted lineup is looking to take three of four from Kansas City. ... Brett Gardner has scored four runs in his last four starts. He was off Saturday. ... Gardner and Luke Voit are the only holdovers from the Opening Day lineup playing Sunday. ... After sitting the first two games of the series, Gio Urshela is back in the lineup for the second consecutive day.
|Whit Merrifield, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Aldaberto Mondesi, SS||Luke Voit, DH|
|Alex Gordon, LF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Hunter Dozier, 1B||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Jorge Soler, RF||Mike Tauchman, LF|
|Jorge Soler, RF||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Chris Owings, 3B||Mike Ford, 1B|
|Martin Maldonado, C||Austin Romine, C|
|Billy Hamilton, CF||Tyler Wade, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (2-2, 3.91 ERA) is on the bump. In his last start, Paxton turned in arguably the best Yankees start of the year, holding the Red Sox scoreless over eight innings with 12 strikeouts.
Who is starting for the Royals?
RHP Jorge Lopez (0-2, 4.30 ERA) gets the ball. He's coming off a career-high 10 strikeout performance against the White Sox.
The Yankees will use Sunday as a travel day and head off to Anaheim for a four-game series against the Angels to begin a 10-day West Cost swing.