The Yankees (99-53, 10.0 GA in AL East) can clinch the AL East with a win over the Angels (68-83, 30.5 GB in AL West) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, with first pitch set for 6:35 p.m.
The Yankees' magic number is down to one, meaning they can clinch the AL East on Wednesday with a win or a Rays' loss to the Dodgers. ... Giancarlo Stanton makes his return to the lineup after being reinstated from the 60-day IL. ... A win tonight would give the Yankees' their 21st 100-win season in franchise history. ... The Yankees also placed Dellin Betances on the 60-day IL with a partial tear of his Achilles.
|David Fletcher, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Andrelton Simmons, SS||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Albert Pujols, 1B||Gleyber Torres, DH|
|Kole Calhoun, RF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Kevan Smith, C||Giancarlo Stanton, LF|
|Brian Goodwin, CF||Luke Voit, 1B|
|Taylor Ward, DH||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Michael Hermosillo, LF||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Matt Thaiss, 3B||Kyle Higashioka, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (5-8, 4.95 ERA), who is likely making his final regular-season appearance at Yankee Stadium ... In his last start, Sabathia went just 3.1 innings against the Tigers, allowing two earned runs. ... Sabathia leads all active pitchers with his 3.087 career strikeouts.
Who is starting for the Angels?
LHP Dillon Peters (3-3, 4.83 ERA), who has compiled a 7.85 ERA over his last four starts. ... In his last start, the left-hander allowed four runs over three innings against the Indians. ... Since the start of August, Peters is 1-3 with a 5.57 ERA, allowing nine home runs in those eight appearances.
The Yankees will finish their three-game set with the Angels on Thursday at 6:35 p.m. J.A. Happ (12-8, 5.07 ERA) will get the start for the Yankees against fellow lefty Andrew Heaney (4-5, 4.76 ERA).