The Yankees (63-33, 9 GA in AL East) are hosting the Colorado Rockies (46-51, 17.5 GB in NL West) on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are a season-best 30 games over .500 and lead the Majors with 31-come-from-behind victories. ... The Bombers have lived up to their nickname, blasting 12 home runs (including two grand slams) over the last five games. ... The Yankees are 11-9 all-time against the Rockies, including a 7-2 record at Yankee Stadium.
|Charlie Blackmon, DH||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Trevor Story, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|David Dahl, RF||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Nolan Arenado, 3B||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Daniel Murphy, 1B||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Ian Desmond, CF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Ryan McMahon, 2B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Raimel Tapia, LF||Austin Romine, C|
|Tony Wolters, C||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (6-5. 3.81 ERA), who returned from the All-Star break to toss 6.0 innings against the Blue Jays on July 14. ... He allowed two runs on four hits -- two solo blasts -- and struck out five to pick up the win. The 30-year-old hasn't had a loss on the mound since June 4.
Who is starting for the Rockies?
RHP Antonio Senzatela (8-6, 5.79 ERA), who picked up his eighth win of the season his last time out despite getting shelled, allowing eight earned runs over 5.1 innings against Cincinnati. ... In his last two starts, Senzatela has gone a combined 9.2 innings while allowing a whopping 15 earned runs.
The Yankees and Rockies will wrap up their weekend set on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The Bombers will send James Paxton (5-4, 3.94 ERA) to the mound against Rockies righty German Marquez (8-5, 5.12 ERA).