Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees face Andrew Cashner and the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Luke Voit and Greg Bird are both in the lineup after both had solid spring trainings. Voit slashed .289/.365/.578 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in 17 spring training games, while Bird hit .333/.500/.643 with three home runs and 10 RBIs in 19 Grapefruit League games. ... Aaron Judge, 26, is coming off a year in which he hit .278 with 27 home runs and 67 RBIs in 112 games.
|Cedric Mullins, CF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Dwight Smith Jr., LF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Jonathan Villar, 2B||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Trey Mancini, DH||Luke Voit, DH|
|Rio Ruiz, 3B||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Joey Rickard, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Chris Davis, 1B||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Jesus Sucre, C||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Richie Martin, SS||Troy Tulowitzki, SS|
Who is starting for the Orioles?
RHP Andrew Cashner (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who went 4-15 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 starts last season. ... Cashner, 32, allowed 10 runs and 17 hits in 15 1/3 innings in spring training. ... In seven career starts against the Yankees, Cashner is 2-3 with a 3.18 ERA.
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (0-0, 0.00 ERA), who went 12-6 with a 3.75 ERA in 27 starts last season. ... Tanaka, 30, recorded a 2.65 ERA in five Grapefruit League starts, allowing five runs and 14 hits in 17 innings. ... Tanaka is 4-3 with a 3.72 ERA in 12 career starts against the Orioles. Last year, he went 2-1 with a 4.09 ERA in four starts, allowing 10 runs and 23 hits in 22 innings.
James Paxton (0-0, 0.00 ERA) and the Yankees face the Orioles in the second game of a three-game set on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.