New York plays Boston, looks to build on German’s strong performance
New York; Sunday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Domingo German. German went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits with seven strikeouts against Boston.
The Yankees are 38-14 against AL East teams. The New York offense has compiled a .270 batting average as a team this season, good for fourth in the American League. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with an average of .338.
The Red Sox are 28-30 against AL East Division teams. Boston has a collective on-base percentage of .341, good for third in the American League. Xander Bogaerts leads the club with a mark of .393. The Yankees won the last meeting 9-2. Domingo German notched his 14th victory and LeMahieu went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs for New York. Chris Sale took his 11th loss for Boston.
TOP PERFORMERS: Edwin Encarnacion leads the Yankees with 30 home runs and is slugging .518. Aaron Hicks is 5-for-33 with two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .296 batting average, 7.57 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Red Sox: 3-7, .301 batting average, 6.00 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: day-to-day (elbow), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Edwin Encarnacion: 10-day IL (wrist), Didi Gregorius: day-to-day (finger), Luke Voit: 10-day IL (hernia), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (knee), CC Sabathia: 10-day IL (knee), Jake Barrett: 60-day IL (elbow), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), David Hale: 10-day IL (spine), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Gary Sanchez: 10-day IL (groin).