The Yankees (35-18, 2.0 GA in AL East) host the Padres (28-26, 8.0 GB in NL West) for the second game of their three-game set at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m.
The Yankees are a Major League-best 12-2 since May 2nd and 26-8 in their last 34 games, the best record in baseball over that stretch. ... Gary Sanchez has homered in four of his last seven games, including his eighth-inning home run on Monday. ... Aroldis Chapman has converted 12-straight save opportunities for the Pinstripes, and now has 15 saves on the season, second-most in the American League.
|Greg Garcia, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Franmil Reyes, DH||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Manny Machado, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Eric Hosmer, 1B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Hunter Renfroe, LF||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Wil Myers, CF||Kendrys Morales, DH|
|Josh Naylor, RF||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Ty France, 3B||Thairo Estrada, 2B|
|Austin Hedges, C||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-3, 2.94 ERA), who pitched six innings while allowing just one earned run his last time out against the Orioles on May 23rd. ... Tanaka has been stellar for the Yankees during the month of May, posting a 2.15 ERA and holding opposing hitters to only a .207 batting average since May 1st.
Who is starting for the Padres?
LHP Eric Lauer (3-4, 4.73 ERA), who gave the Padres seven strong innings his last time out, allowing one earned run in San Diego's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks on May 22nd. ... The lefty hasn't allowed any home runs in his last two starts, pitching 12.2 innings and allowing just two earned runs in two Padres' victories.
The Yankees wrap up their series against the Padres with an afternoon affair on Wednesday. RHP Chris Paddack (4-2, 1.93 ERA) will go for the Padres, while LHP James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA) makes his return for the Yankees.