The Yankees (90-55) wrap up their series against the Twins (66-78) on Wednesday night at Target Field at 8:10 p.m.
The Yanks are 4-4 in their nine-game road trip at the moment. They are also 6-7 in their last 13 games. ...The Yankees lead the A's by two games for the first Wild Card spot. They are also nine games behind Boston for the AL East lead. ...The Yankees own the best record in the MLB (57-9) when their starter goes at least six innings.
|Andrew McCutchen, RF||Joe Mauer, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Jorge Polanco, SS|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Eddie Rosario, DH|
|Giancarlo Stanton, LF||Robbie Grossman, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Logan Forsythe, 2B|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jake Cave, CF|
|Luke Voit, DH||Mitch Garver, C|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Max Kepler, RF|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Ehire Adrianza, 3B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (3.52 ERA/3.05 FIP, 1.16 WHIP in 173.2 innings), who threw a dud in his last outing against the A's. It was his shortest start of his season-- 2.2 innings -- where he allowed six runs, five earned on six hits while striking out three and walking one.
Severino is still trying to figure things out in the second half of the season, owning a 6.95 ERA over 45.1 innings. He also struggles more on the road than at home with a 4.16 ERA in away starts.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Jake Odorizzi (4.57 ERA/4.32 FIP, 1.36 WHIP in 147.2 innings), who has lost his last three starts. His latest came against the Astros, where he allowed five runs on four hits (two homers) while striking out four and walking four over 4.2 innings.
Odorizzi faced the Yankees earlier this season on April 23, where he took a loss as well. New York hit him for five runs on five hits.
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