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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals: CC Sabathia vs. Brad Keller

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The Yankees look to stay in win column on their first day without Aaron Judge.

New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The Yankees offense backed up Sonny Gray yesterday as they came away with a relatively easy 7-2 victory over the Royals. Bombers fans also got their first look at one of the shiny new toys Brian Cashman got for Aaron Boone as Zach Britton pitched a scoreless 1-2-3 inning in his Yankee debut.

Unfortunately, yesterday’s win wasn’t all good news. After Jakob Junis hit Aaron Judge in the wrist in the first inning, Judge eventually left to get an MRI which revealed a chip fracture. He’s expected to miss at least three weeks. The good news, though, is that timetable is “realistic,” per Aaron Boone.

Not the worst news. Hopefully that’s all there is to this and Judge comes back healthy and strong.

CC Sabathia takes the mound for the Yankees tonight as they look to stay winning. Beating teams like the Royals is an absolute must for a team that’s been skidding slightly. Outside of Judge’s absence, the lineup looks pretty much normal.

With Judge on the disabled list, Aaron Boone said that Giancarlo Stanton, who is a Yankee now, will get the majority of starts in the two-hole.

Rookie Brad Keller is taking the ball for the Royals. Keller will be making just the 10th start of his young career, but he’s pitched pretty well so far. Here’s the lineup Ned Yost will send out to back him up.

How to watch

Location: Yankee Stadium

First pitch: 7:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time

TV broadcast: WPIX

Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Go Yankees, go baseball. Hopefully the weather cooperates.