Tanaka expected to start as Yankees host the Mariners
New York; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York and Seattle will meet at Yankee Stadium Tuesday.
The Yankees are 11-8 in home games. The New York offense has compiled a .258 batting average as a team this season, good for seventh in the league. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with a mark of .324.
The Mariners are 12-7 on the road. Seattle has hit an MLB-leading 67 home runs this season, Jay Bruce leads the club with 10 homers. The Yankees won the last meeting 7-3. CC Sabathia earned his second victory and Brett Gardner went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run and an RBI for New York. Felix Hernandez registered his third loss for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .269 batting average, 4.45 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs
Mariners: 2-8, .193 batting average, 5.08 ERA, outscored by 33 runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), James Paxton: 10-day IL (left knee inflammation), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Dellin Betances: 10-day IL (shoulder), Aaron Judge: 10-day IL (oblique), 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), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (bicep).
Mariners Injuries: Sam Tuivailala: 10-day IL (achilles), Hunter Strickland: 60-day IL (lat), Wade LeBlanc: 10-day IL (oblique), Gerson Bautista: 10-day IL (pectoral), Kyle Seager: 60-day IL (hand), Ryon Healy: day-to-day (groin).