The Yankees (88-48, 10 GA in AL East) host the Oakland Athletics (78-56, 9 GB in AL West, 1 GA in AL Wild Card) in Game 2 of their three-game set at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 1:05 p.m.
The Yankees fell 8-2 on Friday to A's and are now 0-4 head-to-head against Oakland this season. Since 2015, the Yankees have a 12-19 record vs. the A's, their worst record vs. any AL team in that time span. ... The Yankees moved two players to the 10-day IL, putting 3B Gio Urshela (groin) there on Friday, and LHP CC Sabathia (knee) on Saturday morning. ... In a corresponding move, RHP Jonathan Loaisiga was recalled from Triple-A Scranton. ... Luke Voit played in his first game since July 30 on Friday, going 2-for-4 with a run scored. ... Aaron Judge was also 2-for-4 on Friday, his third straight multi-hit game. He's hitting .372 in his last 10 games.
|Marcus Semien, SS||DJ LeMahieu, 3B|
|Robbie Grossman, RF||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Matt Chapman, 3B||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Matt Olson, 1B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Mark Canha, CF||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Seth Brown, LF||Brett Gardner, CF|
|Jurickson Profar, DH||Luke Voit, DH|
|Sheldon Neuse, 2B||Mike Ford, 1B|
|Chris Herrmann, C||Mike Tauchman, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
The Yankees send RHP Domingo German (17-3 overall, 4.03 ERA) to the bump vs. the A's. He's won five of his last six starts and held the NL powerhouse Los Angeles Dodges to one run over six innings in his last start. However, the lone loss in his last six? That came at the hands of the Athletics on Aug. 20 when he allowed six runs in 5.1 innings of work.
Who is starting for the A's?
It's a rematch. Who got the better of the Yanks and German on Aug. 20? It was RHP Homer Bailey (12-8 overall, 5.04 ERA), as he earned the win that day, holding the Yankees to one run over 5.2 innings pitched. Over his last three games, Bailey has a 1.93 ERA.
The Yankees and Athletics will wrap their three-game series on Sunday in the Bronx at 1:05 p.m. Yankees LHP JA Happ (11-8 overall, 5.57 ERA) will face A's RHP Mike Fiers (13-3 overall, 3.40 ERA).