The Yankees snapped their short losing streak yesterday, cruising to a fun 6-2 win over the Boston Red Sox. The game had a little bit of everything; long home runs, great pitching and a little bit of luck. The Bronx Bombers will need that all again tonight in game two of this four-game series.
Sonny Gray takes the mound, facing the Sox at Yankee Stadium for the first time. The high school sophomore is on a roll lately, having not given up more than two earned runs in a start since June 20th against the Astros.
Opposing Gray is Doug Fister. The Sox most recent reclamation project, Fister has had a rough go of it in 2017, with a career high in walk rate and the highest HR/FB% of his career. Hopefully the Yankees can take advantage of that with another big offensive night.
Matt Holliday is back on the big-league team after being reinstated from the DL today, but is not in the starting lineup. Chase Headley assumes the DH role.
Catch first pitch at 7:05pm EDT on YES and WFAN.
|BOSTON RED SOX||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Eduardo Nunez - SS||Brett Gardner - LF|
|Andrew Benintendi - CF||Aaron Judge - RF|
|Mookie Betts - RF||Gary Sanchez - C|
|Mitch Moreland - 1B||Didi Gregorius - SS|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Starlin Castro - 2B|
|Rafael Devers - 3B||Greg Bird - 1B|
|Hanley Ramirez - DH||Chase Headley - DH|
|Sandy Leon - C||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Brock Holt - LF||Todd Frazier - 3B|
|Doug Fister - RHP||Sonny Gray - RHP|