The Yankees (45-27, lead AL East +2.5 games) are looking for a series sweep against the Rays (43-30, 2.5 games back in AL East) in a Wednesday matinee at 1:10 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
In his return to the Yankees lineup for the first time since the opening series of the season, Giancarlo Stanton went 0-for-4 against the Rays on Tuesday night. ...Edwin Encarnacion hammered his first homer of his Yankees career last night -- a bomb to right-center field to pad the Yankees' lead. ...The Yankees have won their last three games. ...Cameron Maybin continues to show off his power, hitting a home run in each of his last four games.
|Travis d'Arnaud, C||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Tommy Pham, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Austin Meadows, RF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Avisail Garcia, DH||Edwin Encarnacion, DH|
|Willy Adames, SS||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Brandon Lowe, 2B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Guillermo Heredia, CF||Cameron Maybin, RF|
|Ji-Man Choi, 1B||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Daniel Robertson, 3B||Brett Gardner, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (4.42 ERA/1.40 WHIP), who had a rough outing against the White Sox last time out. The veteran left-hander allowed six runs, five earned on 10 hits (one homer) while striking out three and walking three over 4.2 innings of work.
Looking to bounce back this time out, the 38-year-old had success against the Rays in back-to-back starts in May. His latest came on May 17, where he allowed just one runs on six hits over six innings. The previous outing saw two earned runs cross the plate on three hits (two homers) over five frames.
Who is starting for the Rays?
LHP Blake Snell (3.70 ERA/1.17 WHIP), who didn't last long in his previous outing against the Angels. Going 3.1 innings, Snell allowed four runs, three earned on five hits while striking out three and walking four.
Like Sabathia against Tampa Bay, Snell has seen success against the Yankees so far this season. In two starts, he has a 2.31 ERA and tallied 21 strikeouts over 11.2 innings.
The Yankees will host the Astros for a four-game series, starting on Thursday at 7:05 p.m.