The Yankees (7-9, five games behind Rays for first place in AL East) will look to sweep the Red Sox (6-12, last in the AL East) in the quick two-game series on Wednesday at 6:35 p.m.
James Paxton was electric for the Yankees last night as he set the tone in the win. The Yankees helped by plating eight runs on the night. ...Mike Tauchman collected his first Major League homer with a three-run bomb to right field. Clint Frazier also added a homer to right center that was just out of the reach of Mookie Betts.
|Mookie Betts, RF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|J.D. Martinez, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Steve Pearce, 1B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Mitch Moreland, DH||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Clint Frazier, DH|
|Rafael Devers, 3B||Mike Tauchman, LF|
|Christian Vazquez, C||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Austin Romine, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (0-2, 8.76 ERA), who didn't have the best of outings last time out against the White Sox. He allowed six runs on nine hits (one homer) while striking out five and walking two over four innings of work.
Happ has yet to make it through five full innings, so he'll looking to change that tonight. After seeing James Paxton's masterpiece last night, maybe he'll have some motivation to follow that up against the Yanks' bitter rival.
Who is starting for the Red Sox?
RHP Nathan Eovaldi (0-0, 8.40 ERA), who earned a no-decision after his last start against the Blue Jays. He allowed five runs on six hits (two home runs) while striking out and walking four batters apiece over five innings.
The former Yankee was lights out last season, but hasn't gotten off to the start he had hoped for. He has already allowed 14 runs over 15 innings.
The Yankees stay home to host the Royals for a four-game series at Yankee Stadium, starting Thursday at 6:35 p.m.