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New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Kevin Gausman

The Yankees send their ace to the mound in the rubber game against the Orioles.

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It wouldn't be a series against the Orioles if the Yankees didn't run into Kevin Gausman. It seems like Gausman always pitches whenever these two teams play. The Yankees can't escape him, and that's not necessarily a good thing. He owns a 2.59 ERA over 90.1 innings against the Bombers. On the bright side, the team has hit well off him during their first two encounters this season. Let's hope that trend continues.

On the other hand, Masahiro Tanaka looks to build off his successful start against the Oakland A's. He allowed just one run in 7.1 innings pitched. It would be nice to see another game like that. As for the defense behind him, Ronald Torreyes gets the start at shortstop. He's filling in for Didi Gregorius, who took a ball off the hand late in yesterday's game.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM and you can follow along on WPIX or

Today's Lineups

Brett Gardner - LF Seth Smith - RF
Aaron Hicks - CF Adam Jones - CF
Matt Holliday - DH Manny Machado - 3B
Starlin Castro - 2B Mark Trumbo - DH
Aaron Judge - RF Chris Davis - 1B
Chase Headley - 3B Trey Mancini - LF
Ronald Torreyes - SS Jonathan Schoop - 2B
Austin Romine - C Caleb Joseph - C
Rob Refsnyder - 1B J.J. Hardy - SS
Masahiro Tanaka - RHP Kevin Gausman - RHP