Pineda is coming off of a 16-strikeout performance in his last start against the Orioles. In four career starts against the Royals Pineda is 2-2 with a 1.65 ERA, with both victories coming on the road.
Young went 1-1 with a 4.22 ERA in two starts versus the Yankees last year with Seattle.
This is the first time the Yankees and Royals have met with both teams leading their respective divisions since April 2009.
The Yankees bullpen pitched 6 1/3 innings last night after Chase Whitley's early departure due to an elbow injury.
Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer has an 11-game hitting streak.