The Yankees (40-18) open the Subway Series against the Mets (27-32) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.
The Mets will play the Yankees at Yankee Stadium from July 20-22 in a three-game series. ... The Yankees have the best win percentage in the MLB (.690). New York is also 25-9 against division other than the AL East this season. ...The Yankees shut out the Blue Jays on Wednesday for 13 innings, marking the second time in team history they held a team scoreless through at least 13 innings. They held the Red Sox scoreless through 15 innings back in 2009.
|Brett Garnder, CF||Brandon Nimmo, LF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Michael Conforto, CF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Todd Frazier, 3B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jay Bruce, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Devin Mesoraco, C|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Adrian Gonzalez, 1B|
|Masahiro Tanaka, RHP||Zack Wheeler, RHP|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Amed Rosario, SS|
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (4.79 ERA/5.05 FIP, 1.13 WHIP in 67.2 innings over 12 starts), who allowed four runs on eight hits (including three home runs) while walking one and striking out seven in 5.1 innings against the Orioles last Thursday.
Tanaka owns a 3.38 ERA in his three career starts against the Mets. He threw his first career complete game shutout at Citi Field on May 14, 2014. Overall, Tanaka has gone undefeated in his last eight starts despite owning a 4.17 ERA.
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Who is starting tonight for the Mets?
RHP Jacob deGrom (1.49 ERA/1.94 FIP, 1.03 WHIP in 72.1 innings over 12 starts), who allowed one run on seven hits while walking two and striking out 13 last Thursday against the Cubs at Citi Field.
DeGrom has allowed one or no runs in each of his last eight starts, a streak that is the third-longest in the majors since 1908. ... DeGrom has allowed one run or no runs in 55 of his 119 career starts.
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More Yankees Notes...
Aaron Judge hit his first career extra-inning homer on Wednesday when he launched a two-run bomb to left center. ...The Yankees are 15-5 in their last 20 games on the road. They also own the highest HR/G ratio on the road at 1.75 this season. They have 49 homers in 28 games. ...Miguel Andujar's 32 extra-base hits in 55 career games is tied second-most in Yankees history. Gary Sanchez had 32 XBH in his first 55 games as a Yankee.