New York plays Seattle, looks to build on Tanaka’s strong performance
New York Yankees (87-47, first in the AL East) vs. Seattle Mariners (56-77, fifth in the AL West)
Seattle; Wednesday, 4 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: James Paxton (10-6, 4.43 ERA) Mariners: Justus Sheffield (0-0, 6.43 ERA)
LINE: Yankees -221; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup fresh off a strong showing by Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka went seven innings, giving up zero runs on three hits with seven strikeouts against Seattle.
The Mariners are 29-39 on their home turf. Seattle has hit 210 home runs this season, fifth in the MLB. Daniel Vogelbach leads them with 28, averaging one every 14 at-bats.
The Yankees are 38-27 in road games. The New York offense has compiled a .272 batting average as a team this season, good for third in the American League. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with a mark of .335. The Yankees won the last meeting 7-0. Masahiro Tanaka secured his 10th victory and Brett Gardner went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for New York. Yusei Kikuchi registered his ninth loss for Seattle.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vogelbach leads the Mariners with 44 extra base hits and is batting .216. Kyle Seager is 11-for-36 with six doubles, three home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 164 hits and has 87 RBIs. Aaron Judge is 13-for-39 with two doubles, five home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Mariners: 6-4, .232 batting average, 3.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 11 runs
Yankees: 5-5, .269 batting average, 3.98 ERA, outscored opponents by eight runs
Mariners Injuries: Arodys Vizcaino: (shoulder), Connor Sadzeck: (elbow), Brandon Brennan: (shoulder), Chasen Bradford: (forearm/elbow), Dan Altavilla: (forearm), Austin Adams: (shoulder), Domingo Santana: (elbow), Mitch Haniger: (testicle), Braden Bishop: (neck), Ryon Healy: (back).
Yankees Injuries: Stephen Tarpley: (elbow), Cameron Maybin: (wrist), Greg Bird: (foot), Edwin Encarnacion: (wrist), Thairo Estrada: (hamstring), Luke Voit: (hernia), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), Luis Severino: (shoulder), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Ben Heller: (elbow), Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), Miguel Andujar: (labrum).