The Yankees travel to Boston to face the Red Sox in their final regular season series of 2018 on Friday at 7:10 p.m.
The Yankees are 7-3 in their last 10 games. ...New York's magic number for home field during the WCG is one after their win over the Rays. ...Andrew McCutchen will play in his 1,500th career game on Friday night, making him one of 14 outfielders to reach that feat in his career. ...Aaron Judge had the most popular jersey in the MLB for the second consecutive season. ...Giancarlo Stanton had his fourth multi-HR game on Thursday. ...Luke Voit has back-to-back three-hit games.
|Andrew McCutchen, LF||Mookie Betts, CF|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Andrew Benintendi, LF|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||J.D. Martinez, RF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Xander Bogaerts, SS|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Steve Pearce, 1B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Rafael Devers, 3B|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Eduardo Nunez, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Ian Kinsler, 2B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Blake Swihart, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (3.57 ERA/3.97 FIP, 1.14 WHIP in 171.2 innings over 30 starts), who will make his final audition for potentially starting the Wild Card Game. His last start came against the Orioles, where he allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven and walking two over five innings.
Happ excels in road starts this season with a 2.29 ERA compared to a 4.31 ERA at home.
Who is starting for the Rays?
LHP Brian Johnson (4.11 ERA/4.57 FIP, 1.42 WHIP in 96.1 innings over 37 appearances), whose last start came on Sept. 2 where he was hit hard by the White Sox. He lasted only 1.1 innings after giving up four runs on seven hits.
As a starter this season, Johnson owns a 4.06 ERA.
The Yankees continue their series with their division rival at 1:05 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Lance Lynn gets the ball against Nathan Eovaldi.