The Yankees (39-24, tied for first in AL East) aiming to break this recent skid against the Indians (33-31, 9.5 GB in AL Central) on Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
The Yankees have lost five of their last six games entering today. ...Didi Gregorius belted his first homer of the season last night. He finished the night 2-for-4. ...Domingo German was placed on the 10-day IL with a hip flexor strain. He had been struggling a bit in his last few starts, which could be attributed to the injury. ...DJ LeMahieu might have had his 11-game hit streak snapped on Friday night, but he came back yesterday with a 2-for-4 performance.
|DJ LeMahieu, 2B||Francisco Lindor, SS|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Oscar Mercado, LF|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Carlos Santana, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jason Kipnis, 2B|
|Gleyber Torres, SS||Jordan Luplow, RF|
|Clint Frazier, DH||Jose Ramirez, 3B|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Roberto Perez, C|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Jake Bauers, 1B|
|Cameron Maybin, RF||Leonys Martin, CF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Chad Green (1-2, 9.16 ERA,) who will work as an opener for the Yankees before handing it off to a long reliever later on. This move by Aaron Boone is likely due to Masahiro Tanaka hitting the paternity leave list.
Who is starting for the Indians?
RHP Shane Bieber (5-2, 3.57 ERA), who was solid in his last outing against the Twins. He allowed two runs on two solo homers while striking out seven and walking one over seven innings of work.
The Yankees begin the first Subway Series of the season with the Mets on Monday and Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.