The Yankees and Indians will wrap up their series on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. in Cleveland.
Yankees game notes...
The Yankees have the second-best record in the Majors behind the AL East-leading Red Sox... The Yankees have not won more than two straight games since June 18-21. Greg Bird is in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak... Aaron Judge has joined Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Jason Giambi as the fourth Yankee to hit at least 25 home runs before the All-Star break in multiple seasons.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Francisco Lindor, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Michael Brantley, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Jose Ramirez, 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Brandon Guyer, RF|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Francisco Mejia, DH|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Yan Gomes, C|
|Austin Romine, C||Rajai Davis, CF|
|Tyler Wade, 2B||Erik Gonzalez, 2B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4.68 ERA/4.96 FIP, 1.130 WHIP in 77 innings), who will be making his second start since returning from the disabled list earlier this month. Tanaka allowed three runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Orioles on July 10. Tanaka has a 4.63 ERA in four starts against the Indians in his career. Tanaka has a 4.91 ERA in nine starts on the road this season.
Who is starting for the Indians?
RHP Trevor Bauer (2.23 ERA/2.16 FIP, 1.075 ERA in 129.1 innings), who turned in a stellar outing his last time out, pitching eight scoreless innings while striking out 12 batters. In one start against the Yankees this season, Bauer allowed four runs, two earned, on two hits in six innings.