The Yankees (50-22) look to keep their win streak going against the Rays (34-40) on Friday night at Tropicana Field at 7:10 p.m.
The Yankees have a four-game win streak after sweeping the Mariners at Yankee Stadium in a three-game set. With their win on Thursday afternoon, New York still holds the best record in the MLB (.694 win percentage). ...The Yankees are the only team in the MLB who have yet to lose more than two straight games. They are 18-7 in their last 25 road games.
|Brett Gardner, LF||Kevin Kiermaier, CF|
|Aaron Judge, DH||Matt Duffy, 3B|
|Giancarlo Stanton, RF||Wilson Ramos, C|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||C.J. Cron, DH|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Jake Bauers, 1B|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Daniel Robertson, 2B|
|Greg Bird, 1B||Carlos Gomez, RF|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Willy Adames, SS|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Johnny Field, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP CC Sabathia (3.30 ERA/4.29 FIP, 1.21 WHIP in 71.0 innings over 13 starts), who lost his last outing despite a decent start. He allowed three earned runs on 10 hits over his longest start of the season at 7.2 innings. He also struck out a season-high 10 batters while walking one.
Sabathia has loved Yankee Stadium this season with a 2.74 ERA over 42.2 innings. However, on the road, he has a 4.13 ERA over 28.1 innings. He will look to get revenge against the Rays, who he lost his last start to.
Credit: Wendell Cruz
Who is starting for the Rays?
RHP Ryne Stanek (2.21 ERA/3.43 FIP, 0.89 WHIP in 20.1 innings over 17 games), who will get another start in this Rays' interesting system. Stanek saw a start against Houston on June 18, where he retired all five hitters he faced over 1.2 innings.
Stanek has not allowed a run and only let up three hits so far in June.