The Yankees aim for another win over the Twins as Miguel Andujar returns to the lineup for Saturday's 1:05 p.m. game at Yankee Stadium.
Andujar is back in the lineup for the first time since being placed on the IL on April 1 with a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. The 2018 runner-up for AL Rookie of the Year is batting cleanup and will play third base. ... Gary Sanchez enters Saturday's game with a five-game hitting streak following a 3-for-4 night at the plate Friday in which he blasted two solo home runs, giving him 10 on the season. ... Gleyber Torres extended his hitting streak to nine games on Friday and is batting behind Andujar for Saturday's game. ... DJ LeMahieu is also back after missing the last three games with a sore knee.
|Mitch Garver, C||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Jorge Polanco, SS||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Nelson Cruz, DH||Gary Sanchez, DH|
|Eddie Rosario, LF||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Marwin Gonzalez, 3B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|C.J. Cron, 1B||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Max Kepler, RF||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Jonathan Schoop, 2B||Austin Romine, C|
|Byron Buxton, CF||Mike Tauchman, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (4.68 ERA, 1.26 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in 32.2 innings over six starts), is coming off his best outing of the season in which he tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed five hits and struck out two for his first win of the season against the San Francisco Giants on April 27.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Jake Odorizzi (3.34 ERA, 1.11 WHIP with 30 strikeouts in 29.2 innings over five starts), who tossed seven shutout innings against the Astros while striking out seven to outduel Justin Verlander for the win.
The Yankees and Twins close their three-game series on Saturday when RHP Domingo German (5-1, 2.56 ERA) takes the mound oppositet former Yankees RHP Michael Pineda (2-2, 6.21 ERA) at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.