NEW YORK - The Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays will play the rubber game of their weekend series on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.
First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.
The pitching matchup includes two All-Star right-handers, 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 just resting although first baseman/designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion is a little sore after being hit on the left hand with a pitch in the eighth inning of Saturdays 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He will be available to come off the bench in Sundays game, manager Aaron Boone said.
Center fielder Aaron Hicks and catcher Gary Sanchez also arent in Boones 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 Blue Jays lineup:
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 Hernandez, CF; Marcus Stroman, RHP.
Here are notes for Sundays game from the Yankees PR department:
AT A GLANCE: The Yankees are 1-1 on their 10-game homestand. ... Yankes start a four-game series vs. Tampa Bay tomorrow (through Thurs.) and play three games vs. Colorado (7/19-21). ... Yanks are 9-4 in their last 13 games. ... Yankees are 17-5 since 6/15 and Major League-bests 35-16 since 5/12, 40-18 since 5/5 and 50-22 since 4/19.
BLANK SPACE: The Yankees have scored a run in 172 consecutive games, their last shutout coming on 6/30/18 vs. Boston (11-0 loss)&/is the fifth-longest stretch without being shut out in the Modern Era (since 1900)&/is the longest streak since Cincinnatis 208-game streak from 4/3/00-5/23/01. ... Since the streak started on 7/1/18, there have been 297 shutouts in the Majors, including 10 thrown by Yankees pitchers. ... Each of the 29 other Major League teams has been shut out at least three times since 7/1/18. ... Only twice during the streak have they been held scoreless into the ninth inning: on Sat. in a 2-1 loss vs. Toronto: Judge drove in the Yankees sole run with a two-out single&and in a 4-1 loss on 8/4/18 at Boston: Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius hit back-to-back doubles with two outs (Stantons double came on a 1-2 pitch).
FOR STARTERS: Yankees starting pitchers have allowed 2R-or-fewer in six of their last eight starts (since 7/2 at Mets)&over the span, 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 career home starts vs. the Blue Jays. ... Tanaka has won six straight starts at home vs. Toronto, carrying a 1.59 ERA (39.2IP, 7ER) over the streak (since 9/13/15). ... Tanakas last two starts have been scoreless (7.0IP on 9/29/17 and 6.0IP on 9/14/18).