The Yankees (90-48, 10.0 GA in AL East) open a three-game series with the Rangers (67-71, 22 GB in AL West, 12.5 GB for second Wild Card) on Monday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
Mike Ford played hero on Sunday, hitting a walk-off home run in the Yankees' 5-4 win over the A's... Brett Gardner also homered in the ninth to aid in the comeback victory... Though Gary Sanchez has just five hits in his last 26 at-bats, three of those hits have been for homers and his OPS is a very respectable .838 over that span.
|Shin-Soo Choo, DH||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Elvis Andrus, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Wille Calhoun, LF||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Nomar Mazara, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Danny Santana, 3B||Mike Ford, DH|
|Rougned Odor, 2B||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Ronald Guzman, 1B||Mike Tauchman, CF|
|Delino DeShields, CF||Clint Frazier, LF|
|Jose Trevino, C||Tyler Wade, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (10-7, 4.47 ERA), who tossed a gem in his previous outing, holding the Mariners scoreless over seven innings, allowing just three hits. He's been up and down over his last seven starts, pitching to a 3-2 record with a 5.85 ERA, with 30 strikeouts over 40 innings.
Who is starting for the Rangers?
LHP Mike Minor, who has five career appearances against the Yankees and is 1-1 with a 3.92 ERA. His last outing a came on Tuesday against the Angels, when he allowed four runs on four hits over 6.2 innings pitched in a losing effort.
The Yankees and Rangers are back in action on Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. when James Paxton (11-6, 4.39 ERA) matches up against Ariel Jurado (7-10, 5.19 ERA).