gleyber torres new york yankeesAfter sweeping all four games against the Baltimore Orioles, the New York Yankees begin a seven-game homestand on Monday night as the Chicago White Sox visit the Bronx for a three-game series.

The White Sox are playing better recently as they have won six of their last eight. The White Sox are on a three-game winning streak after a 3-1 series win against the Tigers in Detroit and are 9-3 since August 14.

The Yankees look to win their fifth consecutive game and keep their momentum to feast on the surging White Sox.

This past weekend against the Orioles, the Yankees lineup exploded for 27 runs in four games. The powerful offense has propelled the Yankees to win eight of their last 10 games. During their most recent road trip, the Bronx Bombers thrived winning five of seven games.

Rookie Gleyber Torres is starting to heat up again as he’s hitting .342 in his last 10 games, with an OBP of .405. Torres needs just one more home run to become the sixth Yankee batter with at least 20 homers this season.

For the first game on Monday night, the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 3.90 ERA) to the mound to start opposite Carlos Rodon (5-3, 2.71 ERA), who has won his last two starts and struck out 11 batters in his last 14 innings of work.

Tanaka has been resurgent in the second half. Since the All-Star break Tanaka has a 2.45 ERA in six starts and is holding hitters to a .233 batting average, however, wins have been hard to come by lately for the Japanese as he’s lost three of his last five games and last earned a win on July 31.

On Tuesday night Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) will start against veteran pitcher James Shields (5-15, 4.59 ERA), who has a 1-2 record in his last three starts. Lynn has been fantastic against the White Sox this year. In three games against the White Sox, he is 2-1 with a 2.95 ERA and 24 strikeouts.

CC Sabathia (7-4, 3.30 ERA) will start on Wednesday evening against Reynaldo Lopez (4-9, 4.66 ERA). The 38-year-old Sabathia has been an absolute force at home this season. In 12 starts at Yankee Stadium, he’s 5-1 with a 2.44 ERA. Furthermore, he hasn’t given up three or more runs in a home start since June 17.




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