Oakland seeks series sweep over New York
New York; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Athletics: Homer Bailey (12-8, 5.04 ERA) Yankees: Domingo German (17-3, 4.03 ERA)
LINE: Yankees -171; over/under is 11 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Oakland can secure a series sweep over New York with a win.
The Yankees are 49-21 on their home turf. New York has hit 248 home runs this season, second in the league. Gleyber Torres leads them with 31, averaging one every 14.9 at-bats.
The Athletics are 35-30 on the road. The Oakland pitching staff has a team ERA of 4.05, Homer Bailey leads the staff with a mark of 5.04. The Athletics won the last meeting 8-2. Brett Anderson earned his 11th victory and Jurickson Profar went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBIs for Oakland. Tommy Kahnle took his first loss for New York.
TOP PERFORMERS: DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 53 extra base hits and is batting .336. Aaron Judge is 16-for-43 with three doubles, six home runs and nine RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .267 batting average, 3.77 ERA, outscored opponents by nine runs
Athletics: 7-3, .295 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 23 runs
Yankees Injuries: Stephen Tarpley: (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), Greg Bird: (foot), Edwin Encarnacion: (wrist), Thairo Estrada: (hamstring), Gio Urshela: (groin), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Luis Severino: (shoulder), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Ben Heller: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), CC Sabathia: (knee), Miguel Andujar: (labrum).