The Yankees look to snap their two-game skid when they open a three-game series against the AL Central-leading Twins at 7:05 p.m. on Friday.
Luke Voit is coming back home after a red-hot road trip in which he hit .389/.500/.833 with five home runs, 11 RBI, 12 runs scored and reached base safely in eight of the nine games. ... Gleyber Torres enters Friday with an eight-game hitting streak with a home run, four doubles and six RBI in that span, which includes four multi-hit games.
|Brett Gardner, CF||Mitch Garver, C|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Jorge Polanco, SS|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Nelson Cruz, DH|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||C.J. Cron, 1B|
|Mike Ford, DH||Marwin Gonzalez, LF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Max Kepler, RF|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Jonathan Schoop, 2B|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Ehire Adrianza, 3B|
|Tyler Wade, 2B||Byron Buxton, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP James Paxton (3.38 ERA, 1.15 WHIP with 51 strikeouts in 34.2 innings over six starts), who allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out six in a 7-3 win. Paxton is 2-0 with a 1.37 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his last three starts (19 2/3 innings) while holding opposing hitters to a .147 batting average and .203 on-base percentage.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Kyle Gibson (4.88 ERA, 1.38 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in 27 2/3 innings over five starts), who allowed one run on three hits while striking out six in seven strong innings against the Orioles on April 28.
The Yankees and Twins return to the Bronx on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. when LHP J.A. Happ toes the mound for the Bombers while the Twins will have RHP Jake Odorizzi on the bump.