The Yankees (102-56, 8.0 GA in AL East) look to rebound from their 2-1 loss in Tampa Bay against the Rays (94-64, 8 GB in AL East, 0.5 GA in Wild Card) on Tuesday as the two teams wrap their brief two-game set on Wednesday at Tropicana Field at 7:10 p.m.
DJ LeMahieu enters the game on a 10-game hitting streak and during that stretch has 18 total hits, eight RBI, two homers and is hitting at a .391 average. ... Gio Urshela was hit in the hand with a fastball on Tuesday in the sixth inning, ensuing X-rays were negative but he is not in Wednesday's lineup and has a bruised hand. ... Brett Gardner is also having a profitable past 10 games for the Yankees, he's batting .351 over that span with three doubles, four home runs and 11 RBI
|DJ LeMaheu, 3B||Joey Wendle, 2B|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Austin Meadows, LF|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Travis d'Arnaud, C|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Ji-Man Choi, 1B|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Avisail Garvcia, RF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Brandon Lowe, DH|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Matt Duffy, 3B|
|Kyle Higashioka, C||Kevin Kiermaier, CF|
|Tyler Wade, LF||Willy Adames, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (2-1 overall, 4.25 ERA) handles the start of a bullpen outing for the Yankees. It's the fourth time he's started the season and will be his 14th total appearance In his last outing against the Blue Jays, he allowed one run. J.A. Happ may appear for the Yankees in a relief effort. Loaisiga has a 4.02 ERA since returning to the Yankees from injury on Aug. 15.
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Charlie Morton makes his 33rd start of the season, a career first for him. He has a 7-3 overall record at home with a 2.75 ERA in 16 starts. Of those home starts, one came against the Yankees and in which he only allowed one run. In his last outing against the Red Sox, he allowed two runs over 6.1 innings in a 5-4 extra-innings win.
The Yankees will have Thursday off and then will begin a three-game series against the Rangers in Texas on Friday.