The Yankees (33-17, 3.0 GA in AL East) take on the Kansas City Royals (17-33, 17.5 GB in AL Central) in the second game of a split doubleheader on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
The Yankees now boast a six-game winning streak after taking the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Royals. ... Luke Voit cranked his 13th home run of the season to propel the Yankees to victory in Saturday's first game, giving him a team-best 37 RBIs on the season. ... Brett Gardner extended his hitting streak to six games with a triple in the sixth inning of Saturday's first game.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Nicky Lopez, 2B|
|Luke Voit, DH||Whit Merrifield, RF|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Adalberto Mondesi, SS|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Alex Gordon, LF|
|Kendrys Morales, 1B||Hunter Dozier, 3B|
|Clint Frazier, RF||Jorge Soler, DH|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Ryan O'Hearn, 1B|
|Austin Romine, C||Cam Gallagher, C|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Terrence Gore, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Chad Green (0-2, 12.41 ERA), who is making his second appearance as an 'opener' for the Yankees. ... Green opened last Sunday's game against Tampa Bay, when he allowed two solo home runs in the second inning. ... Green was previously scheduled to pitch Friday night, before the game was rained out.
Who is starting for the Royals?
RHP Jorge Lopez, who pitched two innings out of the pen in his last appearance on May 22nd against St. Louis. ... Lopez has made nine starts this season, with his most recent start coming on May 15th, when he pitched 5.2 innings and allowed five earned runs in a loss to Texas. ... The right-hander started against the Yankees on April 21st, allowing five runs over seven innings of work.
The Yankees will send RHP Domingo Germán (9-1, 2.60 ERA) to the mound in the series finale against Kansas City's LHP Danny Duffy (3-1, 3.45 ERA) on Sunday at 2:15 p.m.