The Yankees (9-10, 4.5 games behind the first place Rays in the AL East) host the Royals (7-13) as they hope the rain clears up on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium at 1:05 p.m.
Brett Gardner gets the day off despite hitting two go-ahead home runs in his last three games. ... DJ LeMahieu will bat leadoff despite his recent struggles, collecting just one hit in his last 20 at-bats but was robbed of an extra-base hit on Friday night by Royals center fielder Billy Hamilton. ... Clint Frazier went hitless on Friday, but has still reached base in his last four consecutive games, where he is 6-for-15 with a home run and two RBI.
|Whit Merrifield, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Aldaberto Mondesi, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Alex Gordon, LF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Hunter Dozier, 3B||Gleyber Torres, SS|
|Ryan O'Hearn, 1B||Clint Frazier, LF|
|Jorge Soler, RF||Mike Ford, DH|
|Lucas Duda, DH||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Cam Gallagher, C||Austin Romine, C|
|Billy Hamilton, CF||Mike Tauchman, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, who struggled in his last start, allowing five runs on seven hits in four-plus innings to the White Sox for his first loss of the season.
Who is starting for the Royals?
RHP Heath Fillmyer
The Yankees continue their series with the Royals on Sunday at 1:05 p.m.
LHP James Paxton gets the start for the Yankees, opposed by RHP Jorge Lopez for Kansas City.