Seeking their second-straight series win, the New York Yankees send Masahiro Tanaka to the hill to take down the Detroit Tigers in the Bronx.
While you’re at the office, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers will square off in the rubber game of their three-game set at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
Taking the hill in the series finale for the Bombers will be Masahiro Tanaka, who’s making his 22nd start of the season. Last time out, the 28-year-old recorded an MLB career-high 14 strikeouts and took home the win on Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays. He has also recorded at least eight strikeouts in six of his last nine starts (74K in 57.2IP).
For Detroit, Jordan Zimmerman gets the ball for his 21st start of the season looking for success against a team he has some against.
In three career starts against the Yankees, the right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA and just 12 hits allowed in 20 innings of work. His last start against New York was on April 8, 2016, at Comerica Park, when he earned the win after tossing seven scoreless innings with just two hits allowed and three strikeouts.
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Yankees batters have homered in 12 consecutive games, marking the longest active streak in the Major Leagues and the second-longest stretch as a team since the start of the 2010 season (13 games from July 25-August 7, 2015).
Didi Gregorius gets the Yankees on the board in the bottom of the 4th inning with a two-run homer just inside the foul pole in right field pic.twitter.com/on8V8aUJjJ
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Player To Watch: Todd Frazier
In his career against Jordan Zimmerman, Frazier 5-for-18 (.286) with two of the five hits going for home runs. He has also reached base safely in eight of his last nine games, owning a .429 on-base percentage over that span (since 7/23).
This Day In Yankees History:
On Aug. 2, 2009, Yankees’ outfielder Melky Cabrera became the 11th Yankee to hit for the cycle in an 8-5 win over the White Sox in Chicago. Since then, no other Yankee has accomplished the feat.
How To Watch:
- Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
- Channel: YES Network
- Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM (English), WADO 1280AM (Spanish)
- Venue: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY