The Yankees (45-20) continue their four-game series with the Rays (32-37) on Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees are now 17-9 against AL East opponents this season after their 5-0 win over the Rays last night. ... Jonathan Loiasiga earned a win in his major league debut after being recalled from triple-A. ... The Yankees are an MLB-best 36-3 when allowing four or fewer runs this season.
|Matt Duffy, 3B||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Jake Bauers, DH||Aaron Judge, DH|
|Willy Adames, SS||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|C.J. Cron, 1B||Giancarlo Stanton, RF|
|Joey Wendle, 2B||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Carlos Gomez, RF||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Mallex Smith, CF||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Johnny Field, LF||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Jesus Sucre, C||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
Who is starting tonight for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (2.27 ERA/2.23 FIP, 0.96 WHIP), who took his second loss of the season against the Mets last time out, giving up two runs on five hits in five innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Severino's last start was the first time he failed to throw a quality start since April 10. He's still given up more than three runs just one time this season.
Who is starting tonight for the Rays?
RHP Ryne Stanek (2.76 ERA/3.76 FIP, 1.04 WHIP over 16.1 innings), who will be the latest Rays "openor", where a reliever starts the game. His last start was June 7, where he threw a scoreless first inning before being removed. He allowed three baserunners, though, with a hit and two walks.
Stanek hasn't allowed a run in June yet over 6.2 innings with 10 strikeouts and a 0.75 WHIP.
More Yankees Notes...
RHP Domingo German and Loaisiga are the first Yankees pitchers to record their first career wins in back-to-back team games since Chase Wright, Kei Igawa and Sean Henn. ... Yankees batters lead the Majors in runs per game (5.36), HR (110), HR per game (1.67), SLG (.462) and OPS (.793). ... Didi Gregorius has multiple hits in three of his last five games. ... Aaron Judge has had two hits in two straight games.
The Yankees finish up their series with the Rays on Sunday with CC Sabathia on the hill before heading to Washington D.C. to play the Nationals.