Paxton expected to start for Yankees against Mets
New York Mets (32-33, third in the NL East) vs. New York Yankees (40-24, second in the NL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Mets: Jason Vargas (2-3, 3.57 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 37 strikeouts) Yankees: James Paxton (3-2, 3.11 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 63 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees and New York Mets will square off in a doubleheader Tuesday.
The Yankees are 21-12 on their home turf. They have hit 102 home runs this season, seventh in the American League. Gary Sanchez leads them with 19, averaging one every 9.1 at-bats.
The Mets are 13-22 on the road. They have slugged .424 this season, Pete Alonso leads the team with a mark of .597.
TOP PERFORMERS: Sanchez leads the Yankees with 19 home runs and is batting .260. DJ LeMahieu is 16-for-45 with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
Alonso leads the Mets with 21 home runs and is batting .258. Todd Frazier is 10-for-31 with a double, three home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 5-5, .251 batting average, 4.55 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Mets: 5-5, .256 batting average, 3.89 ERA
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Domingo German: 10-day IL (left hip flexor strain), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 10-day IL (elbow), Aaron Judge: 10-day IL (oblique), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 60-day IL (calf), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (bicep).
Mets Injuries: Justin Wilson: 10-day IL (elbow), Drew Smith: 60-day IL (elbow), Luis Avilan: 10-day IL (elbow), Brandon Nimmo: 10-day IL (neck), Yoenis Cespedes: 60-day IL (heels), Jed Lowrie: 60-day IL (knee), Robinson Cano: 10-day IL (quad).