The Yankees (101-55, 8.5 GA in AL East) will play their final home game of the regular season on Sunday when they take on the Blue Jays (63-92, 37.5 GB in AL East) at 1:05 p.m.
Giancarlo Stanton homered in his third game back from the injured list on Saturday, just his second homer of the season, having missed most of the season with injuries... James Paxton earned his 10th consecutive victory with a win in Saturday's game against the Blue Jays... Gleyber Torres is not in the lineup on Sunday, but results of an MRI on his injured right hamstring came back negative.
|Billy McKinney, RF||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Cavan Biggio, 2B||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Randal Grichuk, CF||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Justin Smoak, DH||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Reese McGuire, C||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Rowdy Tellez, 1B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Richard Urena, SS||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Brandon Drury, 3B||Austin Romine, C|
|Derek Fisher, LF||Tyler Wade, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who will make his second start of the season after tossing four scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday. He threw 67 pitches in his first big league appearance of the season and allowed two hits while striking out four. It remains to be seen how the Yankees plan to use Severino in the postseason, but they will do their best to get his arm stretched out for October. He'll have to look out for Justin Smoak, who is 8-for-21 against him with two homers and 21 RBI.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
RHP Trent Thornton (5-9, 4.93 ERA), who will make the 29th start of his rookie season in Sunday's game. His last two outings came behind an opener and were absolutely stellar, including a five-inning, hitless appearance against the Red Sox on Sept. 11. He followed that up with five more innings against the Orioles on Tuesday, where he allowed just one run on three hits. He also turned in a quality start against the Yankees on Aug. 11, throwing six innings and allowing one run on three hits, though he was saddled with the hard-luck loss.
Following an off-day Monday, the Yankees head to St. Petersburg, Fla., for a brief two-game series against the Rays beginning Tuesday.