The Yankees and Royals play game one of a day/night doubleheader at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees will be without last year's Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up Aaron Judge for at least three weeks after he suffered a fracture in his wrist on Thursday. ... New York's bullpen leads the majors with a 2.78 ERA. ... Since June 24, Giancarlo Stanton has a .368/.417/.566 batting line with five home runs and 19 RBIs.
|Whit Merrifield, 2B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Rosell Herrera, DH||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Salvador Perez, C||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Lucas Duda, 1B||Gleyber Torres, 2B|
|Jorge Bonifacio, RF||Greg Bird, 1B|
|Alex Gordon, LF||Neil Walker, 3B|
|Brian Goodwin, CF||Austin Romine, C|
|Alcides Escobar, 3B||Tyler Wade, LF|
|Adalberto Mondesi, SS||Shane Robinson, RF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (14-3, 2.63 ERA), who gave up seven runs (six earned) in his last start against the Rays over five innings.
Severino has not been stellar of late, allowing at least three runs in each of his last three starts. In those starts, he has failed pitch more than five innings. His ERA was 1.98 as of July 1 before creeping up to 2.63 entering Saturday.
Who is starting for the Royals?
RHP Brad Keller (3-4, 3.20 ERA), who allowed three runs and three hits in seven innings in his last start against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. ... Since becoming a starter, the 23-year-old Keller is 2-3 with a 3.75 ERA in nine starts. In 21 relief appearances, he was 1-1 with a 2.01 ERA.
More Yankees notes
The Yankees are 46-19 with Gleyber Torres in the lineup but are 19-17 without him. ... The newly-acquired Zach Britton has seven strikeouts and given up just three hits in nine scoreless innings over his last nine relief appearances. ... The Yankees are one of four teams who have a run differential of at least plus-100.