The Yankees play the second game of a four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field.
The Yankees already clinched a spot in the wild-card game, as have the Oakland A's. Their magic number to clinch home-field advantage for the wild-card game is 4. ... Though Aaron Judge is hitting just .174 in eight games since returning from a fractured wrist, the Yankees are 6-2 in games he has appeared in.
|Andrew McCutchen, LF||Mallex Smith, RF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Joey Wendle, 3B|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Tommy Pham, LF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Ji-Man Choi, 1B|
|Neil Walker, 2B||Brandon Lowe, 2B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||C.J. Cron, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Kevin Kiermaier, CF|
|Adeiny Hechavarria, SS||Willy Adames, SS|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Adam Moore, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (18-8, 3.38 ERA), who threw seven innings of one-run ball in his most recent start against the Boston Red Sox last Wednesday. ... Over his last 13 starts, Severino is 5-6 with a 5.82 ERA. ... When he last faced Tampa Bay on July 23, he allowed seven runs (six earned) and 11 hits in five-plus innings.
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Jake Faria (4-3, 5.17 ERA), who threw two scoreless innings in his last outing on Wednesday against the Texas Rangers. ... Prior to that, Faria walked all three batters he faced in relief in a game against the A's. ... When he faced the Yankees on Aug. 15, Faria allowed one run and three hits in 3 1/3 innings.
More Yankees Notes
First baseman Luke Voit has four home runs in his last six games. ... The Yankees' plus-165 run differential ranks fourth in the majors. ... Catcher Gary Sanchez has a .152/.269/.273 batting line with two home runs and six RBIs in 19 games since returning from a groin injury.