NEW YORK – The Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will play the rubber game of their weekend series on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
The first release is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
The pitching matchup includes two right-handed All-Star players, Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.86) for the Yankees and Marcus Stroman (5-9, 3.18) for the Blue Jays.
The Yankees lineup excludes three regulars, but all three are resting, although first baseman / DH Edwin Encarnacion is a bit sore after being hit in the left hand with a pitch in the eighth inning of Saturday's loss. -1 before the Azulejos. He will be available to leave the bank in Sunday's game, manager Aaron Boone said.
Center fielder Aaron Hicks and catcher Gary Sanchez are also not in Boone's lineup.
Here is the Yankees lineup:
1. DJ LeMahieu, 1B; 2. Aaron Judge, RF; 3. Didi Gregorius, SS; 4. Luke Voit, DH; 5. Gleyber Torres, 2B; 6. Brett Gardner, CF; 7. Gio Urshela, 3B; 8. Austin Romine, C; 9. Mike Tauchman, LF; Masahiro Tanaka, RHP.
Here is the alignment of the Tiles:
1. Eric Sogard, 2B; 2. Freddy Galvis, SS; 3. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF; 4. Cavan Biggio, DH; 5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B; 6. Justin Smoak, 1B; 7. Randal Grichuk, RF; 8. Danny Jansen, C; 9. Teoscar Hernández, CF; Marcus Stroman, RHP.
Here are notes for Sunday's game of the Yankees public relations department:
Naked eye: The Yankees are 1-1 in their 10 games at home. … Yankes starts a four-game series against Tampa Bay tomorrow (until Thursday) and plays three games against Colorado (7/19/21). … Yanks are 9-4 in their last 13 games. … The Yankees are 17-5 since 15/06 and the best in the Major Leagues 35-16 from 12/12, 40-18 from 5/5 and 50-22 from 4/19.
BLANK SPACE: The Yankees have scored a career in 172 consecutive games, their last shutout was on 6/6/18 against Boston (11-0 defeat) … it is the fifth longest leg without being excluded in the Modern Era (since 1900) … is the longest streak since the Cincinnati streak in 208 games on 4/3/00-5/23/01. … Since the streak began on 7/1/18, there have been 297 shutouts in the majors, including 10 pitched by Yankees pitchers. … Each of the other 29 Major League teams has been eliminated at least three times since 7/1/18. … Only twice during the streak have they been goalless in the ninth inning: Saturday. in a 2-1 loss to Toronto: the judge drove the Yankees' exclusive run with a two-out single … and in a 4-1 loss on 8/4/18 in Boston: Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius hit back to The back doubles with two outs (Stanton's double came with a 1-2 pitch).
FOR STARTERS: The starting pitchers of the Yankees have allowed 2R or less in six of their last eight starts (since 7/2 in the Mets) … in the span, they have combined for a 2.63 ERA (48.0IP, 14ER).
TANAKA TIME: RHP Masahiro Tanaka is 8-2 with a 2.21 ERA (61.0IP, 15ER) in 10 starts at home against the Blue Jays. … Tanaka has won six straight starts at home against Toronto, with a 1.59 ERA (39.2IP, 7ER) on the streak (since 9/13/15). … The last two Tanaka starts have been without annotations (7.0IP on 9/29/17 and 6.0IP on 9/14/18).
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