The Yankees (83-44, 10.0 GA in AL East) continue their nine-game road trip on the West Coast in Oakland against the Athletics (72-53, 8.0 GB in AL West, 0.0 GB in Wild Card) on Wednesday at 10:07 p.m.
After Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the A's, the Yankees aim to end their two-game skid, which includes Sunday's 8-4 loss to the Cleveland Indians. They notched 11 hits but managed only two runs, both coming on solo shots by DH Gary Sanchez and RF Aaron Judge in the top of the first and eighth innings, respectively. Despite Tuesday's loss, the Yankees remained 10 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East and maintained a tie with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the MLB's best record at 83-44.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Marcus Semien, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Matt Chapman, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Matt Olson, 1B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Mark Canha, CF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Chad Pinder, LF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Stephen Piscotty, RF|
|Mike Tauchman, CF||Khris Davis, DH|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Jurickson Profar, 2B|
|Mike Ford, DH||Josh Phegley, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (10-7, 5.40 ERA) looks to get the Yankees back on track after Domingo German (16-3, 4.15 ERA) surrendered five runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings of Tuesday's loss, the RHP's first since June 7's 5-2 loss to the Indians. Happ has gone at least five innings in each of his past four starts, but with mixed results, going 2-2 with a 6.23 ERA over 21.2 innings. He got the win in last Wednesday's 6-5 victory against the Baltimore Orioles, lasting 5.0 innings with two runs on six hits and six strikeouts to three walks. Happ has had success against the Athletics, though, sporting a 4-1 record and 3.47 ERA in 11 games (nine starts).
Who is starting for the Athletics?
RHP Mike Fiers (11-3, 3.46) has delivered all season for the Athletics, who have won each of his past five starts. In those outings, he recorded two victories and three no-decisions, going 32.1 innings with a 2.78 ERA. Fiers' latest start, though, ended with mixed numbers. In last Thursday's 7-6 win over the Houston Astros, he went 6.0 innings with five strikeouts to one walk while scattering six hits, but four of those went for home runs. His previous start Aug. 9 at the Chicago White Sox went more ideal, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings with three hits and a season-high eight strikeouts. Fiers, who notbaly no-hit the Cincinnati Reds in May 7's 2-0 win, has not lost since May 1's 7-3 defeat at the Boston Red Sox -- going 9-0 since then.
The Yankees complete their three-game series with the Athletics on Thursday at 9:07 p.m. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-6, 4.56 ERA) faces RHP Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.01 ERA).