The Yankees continue their series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
The Yankees almost mounted a comeback in the top of the ninth last night, but they fell a run shy in an 8-7 loss to the Rays. They are 6-3 in their last nine games. ...The Yankees magic number to cliching home field for the AL WCG is still at two games. ...David Robertson made his 500th appearance as a Yankee last night, marking the third player to reach the milestone. ...Luke Voit went 3-for-5 with two RBI last, which gives him multiple RBI games in four of his last eight.
|Brett Gardner, CF||Mallex Smith, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Tommy Pham, LF|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Joey Wendle, 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||C.J. Cron, DH|
|Neil Walker, 3B||Brandon Lowe, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, DH||Willy Adames, SS|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Jake Bauers, 1B|
|Austin Romine, C||Carlos Gomez, RF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||Jesus Sucre, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (3.77 ERA/4.22 FIP, 1.35 WHIP in 148 innings over 28 starts), who got a win in his last start against the Orioles. He allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, while striking out five over six innings of work.
Sabathia, who said he will be returning for the 2019 season, would like to improve on his 7.02 ERA in September in this one.
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Jamie Schultz (4.55 ERA/4.94 FIP, 1.04 WHIP in 29.2 innings over 21 appearances), who will start the game before handing the ball over to a long reliever. He pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees on Monday, retiring Hechavarria and Judge via strikeout.