The Yankees (88-47, 11.0 GA in AL East) begin a three-game set with the Oakland Athletics (77-56, 9.0 GB in AL West, 1.0 GA for second Wild Card) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
DJ LeMahieu has very good numbers against A's starter Brett Anderson, hitting .385 with a home run in 13 career at-bats versus the lefty. ... With a win on Friday, the Yankees would finish the month of August with a 21-8 record. ... The 21 wins would surpass their 20 wins in May as their best single month of the season. ... Luke Voit makes his return to the Yankees lineup after being activated off the Injured List.
|DJ LeMahieu, 3B||Marcus Semien, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Matt Chapman, 3B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Matt Olson, 1B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Mark Canha, CF|
|Gary Sanchez, DH||Chad Pinder, RF|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Josh Phegley, C|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Jurickson Profar, 2B|
|Austin Romine, C||Sheldon Neuse, DH|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Robbie Grossman, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.99 ERA), who has come away on the losing side of the decision in each of his last four starts. ... During this stretch, Sabathia has pitched to a 9.98 ERA, allowing 17 earned over just 15.1 innings. ... In his most recent start, the lefty allowed two earned runs in just four innings against the Dodgers.
Who is starting for the Athletics?
LHP Brett Anderson (10-9, 4.08 ERA), who allowed three earned runs over six innings of work his last time out against San Francisco. ... In his last three starts. Anderson is 0-2 with a 4.76 ERA, walking seven hitters while striking out just nine.
The Yankees and A's will continue their weekend set on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium. Domingo German (17-3, 4.03 ERA) will get the start against fellow right-hander Homer Bailey (12-8, 5.04 ERA).