The Yankees (103-57, 7.0 GA in AL East) look for another win over the Texas Rangers (76-84, 29.0 GB in AL West, 20.0 GB in AL Wild Card), in Arlington on Saturday at 8:05 p.m.
During their 14-7 win on Friday over the Rangers, Giancarlo Stanton, Cameron Maybin, Brett Gardner, Gio Urshela, Mike Ford and Austin Romine all homered for the Yankees which brought their team total for 2019 to 305, surpassing the Twins' 303 for the league lead, both are currently the highest HR totals for a team in a single season in MLB history. ... DJ LeMahieu had his MLB leading 61st multi-hit game of the season on Friday, he had a double and two singles. ... Following Friday's results, the Yankees will next face the Minnesota Twins in the American League Division Series starting next week. ... The Yankees placed outfielder Aaron Hicks on the 60-day IL on Saturday (elbow). ... LHP James Paxton (left glute tightness) left Friday's game after one inning but Paxton called it a precautionary move.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Shin-Soo Choo, DH|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Elvis Andrus, SS|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Willie Calhoun, LF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Danny Santana, 1B|
|Luke Voit, DH||Rougned Odor, 2B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Scott Heineman, RF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Ronald Guzman, 1B|
|Austin Romine, C||Jose Trevino, C|
|Mike Ford, 1B||Isaiah Kiner-Falefa, 3B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (1-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his third start of the regular season since returning from injury. He's tossed nine scoreless innings with 13 strikeouts and only two walks in his first two outings. Severino could see up to 90 pitches on Saturday as his prep for the postseason continues.
Who is starting for the Rangers?
RHP Luke Farrell (1-0 overall, 2.38 ERA) will be the Rangers' opener on Saturday. In 11.1 innings this season, he has 12 strikeouts and over his past seven innings, he's only allowed one run, three hits and two walks with eight punch outs. On Wednesday he had two scoreless innings against the Red Sox with a strikeout.
The Yankees and Rangers round out the 2019 regular season with a 3:05 p.m. first pitch on Sunday. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (11-8 overall, 4.47 ERA) faces RHP Lance Lynn (15-11 overall, 3.76 ERA).