The Yankees (50-23) look to bounce back from Friday's series-opening 2-1 loss to the Rays (35-40) on Saturday afternoon at 4:10 p.m.
Despite Friday's loss, the Yankees still have the best record in the MLB (.685 win pct) and have had sole possession of the league's best record for eight consecutive days. ... The Yankees reached 50 wins in their 72nd game, the second-fastest Yankees club to 50 wins (50-17 in 1998) in the last 65 seasons. ... The Yankees are 18-8 in their last 26 road games.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Kevin Kiermaier, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Matt Duffy, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Jake Bauers, DH|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Joey Wendle, LF|
|Greg Bird, 1B||C.J. Cron, 1B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Daniel Robertson, 2B|
|Austin Romine, C||Mallex Smith, RF|
|Neil Walker, 2B||Willy Adames, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Sonny Gray (4.89 ERA/3.90 FIP, 1.21 WHIP in 73.2 innings over 14 starts), who earned a win against the Nationals in his last start. He gave up two runs on six hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and a walk.
Gray has been infinitely better on the road than at Yankee Stadium. He has a 2.93 road ERA (seven starts) and a 7.22 home ERA (seven starts).
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Wilmer Font (7.56 ERA/7.30 FIP, 1.65 WHIP in 33.1 innings over 17 games), who will get another start in this Rays' interesting system. Font last started against the Yankees, allowing one run on four hits over 4.2 innings.
Despite the high ERA, Font has been better since he moved to the Rays, his third team of the season. With Tampa Bay, Font has a 2.20 ERA in 16.1 innings.