Losers of five in a row and now 9 1/2 games back in the AL East, the Yankees begin a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox on Monday at 8:10 p.m. at Guaranteed Rate Field.
The Yankees have lost five games in a row to fall 9 1/2 games back of the Red Sox for first place in the AL East. Despite that, they have the third-best record in the American League and hold a 2 1/2-game lead over the Oakland A's for the first wild-card spot. ... The Yankees have lost five games in a row for the first time since losing seven straight from June 13-20, 2017.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Yoan Moncada, 2B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Yolmer Sanchez, 3B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Jose Abreu, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Daniel Palka, DH|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Avisail Garcia, RF|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Nicky Delmonico, LF|
|Miguel Andujar, DH||Tim Anderson, SS|
|Neil Walker, 3B||Kevan Smith, C|
|Kyle Higashioka, C||Adam Engel, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Lance Lynn (7-8, 4.89 ERA), who makes his first start with the Yankees after being traded from the Minnesota Twins. ... Lynn last pitched on Wednesday, throwing 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. In his last start, he allowed two runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on July 27. ... This season, Lynn is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in two starts against the White Sox, giving up seven runs (six earned) and 16 hits in 11 innings.
Who is starting for the White Sox?
RHP Dylan Covey (4-7, 5.57 ERA), who allowed seven runs (four earned) in 4 1/3 innings against the Kansas City Royals in his last start on Wednesday. ... The 26-year-old Covey started the season 3-1 with a 2.29 ERA, but is 1-6 with an 8.68 ERA over his last eight starts. ... While he has allowed seven home runs in 40 1/3 innings on the road, he has allowed just one home run in 32 1/3 innings at Guaranteed Rate Field.
More Yankees notes
In August, Yankees relievers have a 7.06 ERA, the fifth-worst in the majors. ... Giancarlo Stanton has a .339/.381/.575 batting line with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs in 44 games since June 16, however the Yankees are just 23-21 in that span. ... Since returning from a hip injury, Gleyber Torres is hitting .171 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 11 games.