The Yankees (65-35, 9.5 GA in AL East) finish their three-game series against the Twins (61-39, 3 GA in AL Central) Wednesday at 8:10 p.m. at Target Field.
In Tuesday's 14-12 win, Didi Gregorius joined just Lou Gehrig and Joe DiMaggio as the only players with multiple four-hit, 7 RBI games with Yankees... Despite being credited with the win Tuesday, Aroldis Chapman walked three and blew the save. In his last seven appearances, he's allowed six runs and walked seven over 6.2 innings... With Brett Gardner still ailing, Mike Tauchman will be back in the lineup boasting a robust .410/.489/.641 slash line in his last 15 games (39 at-bats).
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Mitch Garver, C|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Jorge Polanco, SS|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Nelson Cruz, DH|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||Eddie Rosario, LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Miguel Sano, 3B|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Marwin Gonzalez, RF|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Luis Arraez, 2B|
|Mike Tauchman, LF||Jonathan Schoop, 2B|
|Austin Romine, C||Jake Cave, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (8-5. 4.86 ERA), who returns to the mound after a win over the Rockies on July 19. He tossed five innings, allowing eight hits, but gave up just two runs and punched out eight hitters en route to his eighth victory of the season. In 15.2 innings pitched in July, he's allowed just five runs and lowered his ERA from 5.23 to 4.86. Happ last faced the Twins on Sept. 10 of last season, when he threw six scoreless innings in a Yankees win.
Who is starting for the Twins?
RHP Jake Odorizzi (11-4, 3.18 ERA), who is in the midst of the best season of his Major League career. He was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career and his 11 wins are already tied for the most he's had in a season, while his ERA (3.18) and WHIP (1.13) would also mark career bests. He wasn't at his best in his last start, however, lasting just five innings against the A's on July 19, yielding three runs on six hits.
The Yankees travel to Fenway Park for a four-game series against the Red Sox beginning Thursday. Masahiro Tanaka (7-5, 4.00 ERA) will take on Rick Porcello (8-7. 5.61 ERA) in the opener at 7:10 p.m.