Fillmyer, Royals to face Tanaka, Yankees
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Royals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York and Kansas City will play at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.
The Yankees are 6-7 on their home turf. New York has hit 32 home runs this season, fifth in the American League. Brett Gardner leads the team with five, averaging one every 14 at-bats.
The Royals are 2-6 on the road. Kansas City has slugged .418 this season. Alex Gordon leads the club with a .571 slugging percentage, including 11 extra-base hits. The Yankees won the last meeting 6-2. CC Sabathia earned his first victory and Gardner went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs for New York. Jakob Junis registered his second loss for Kansas City.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 4-6, .225 batting average, 4.48 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
Royals: 5-5, .248 batting average, 4.15 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Dellin Betances: 10-day IL (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: 10-day IL (back), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 10-day IL (calf), Didi Gregorius: 60-day IL (elbow), Greg Bird: 10-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 10-day IL (shoulder), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (bicep), Gary Sanchez: 10-day IL (calf).