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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers: Domingo Germán vs. Dane Dunning

The Yankees look to keep the momentum going this afternoon and capture a four-game set against the Rangers.

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The Yankees will take the field this afternoon in Arlington on a getaway day, looking to end their 10-game road trip on a high note, having already won six of the previous nine. They’ll be looking to maintain the momentum built on Corey Kluber’s no-hitter last night against a Texas team that’s lost eight of its last nine games and is currently looking up at the other four teams in the five-team AL West standings.

Taking the mound for the Yankees will be Domingo Germán. The righty has quietly been on a roll recently, averaging over six innings and only four hits and one walk allowed across his last four starts, striking out 24 batters in the process. He’ll be facing a Texas lineup that ranks below league average in runs per game, OBP, SLG, and OPS+. The bats haven’t impressed yet, but the Rangers are second in the AL in both stolen bases and attempts, so they aren’t the proverbial “sit around and wait for the three-run home run” type of offense.

The Yankees’ hitters will be facing Texas right-hander Dane Dunning, who’ll be making his eighth start of the season for the Rangers. The 6’4” Floridian hasn’t been too hard for AL hitters to get to this season, having allowed 53 baserunners in 37.1 innings so far in 2021. In his last start, he was knocked around pretty good by Houston who scored four runs in four innings off of Dunning on seven hits and three walks.

Despite the Yankees having won 8 of their last 11 games, they’re still looking to get the run-scoring machinery moving, as they’ve only averaged 3.9 runs per game over that stretch. They’ll be making do with Aaron Judge on the bench this afternoon, as he’ll be getting the day off – Tyler Wade will take Judge’s usual spot in right field today with Clint Frazier battling neck stiffness. Rougned Odor is also back with the team and hitting cleanup after a brief paternity list stint (Ryan LaMarre hit the IL to make room on the roster.)

How to watch:

Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas.

First pitch: 2:05 pm

TV broadcast: YES, Bally Sports Southwest, MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280

Online Stream: MLB.tv

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