FOUR-GAME SERIES AT YANKEE STADIUM
Monday, 6:05 p.m. • ESPN, 830-AM
RHP Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. RHP Masahiro Tanaka (2-2, 6.45)
Tuesday, 5:35 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM
RHP Jose Berrios (2-1, 1.63) vs. LHP CC Sabathia (0-0, 2.70)
Wednesday, 5:35 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM
RHP Lance Lynn (0-1, 6.00) vs. RHP Sonny Gray (1-1, 8.27)
Thursday 12:05 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM
RHP Kyle Gibson (1-1, 4.29) vs. LHP Jordan Montgomery (2-0, 3.80)
The Twins were 2-4 against the Yankees last season, including 0-3 at Yankee Stadium, and they also lost the AL wild-card game at New York 8-4. The Yankees are 50-21 vs. the Twins since 2008, their best record against any AL opponent. … Odorizzi has dropped his past two starts against the Yankees and is 5-7 with a 4.31 ERA against them in his career. … Berrios has faced 71 batters without issuing a walk. His only walk of the season came in the ninth inning of his three-hit shutout at Baltimore on April 1. … When Gibson lost at Tampa Bay on Saturday, it was his first loss on the road since July 16, 2017, at Houston. The Twins had won his previous 11 starts, including his first three of 2018. … 3B Miguel Sano was 4-for-12 with two homers against the Yankees last season. 2B Brian Dozier batted .316 against them. … IF Eduardo Escobar’s homer Sunday was the 50th of his career.
The Yankees on Sunday called up 21-year-old super prospect Gleyber Torres and started him at second base against Toronto. He went 0-for-4 in a 5-1 victory. Torres, acquired from the Cubs in 2016 as part of a package for LHP Aroldis Chapman, is ranked as the fifth-best prospect in the game by mlb.com and was hitting .347 with a home run, three doubles, one triple and 11 RBI at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. … The Yankees lineup on Sunday didn’t include a player 30 or older for the first time since Sept. 29, 1989, according to STATS. … While Twins CF Byron Buxton could return by Wednesday from a migraine that has sidelined him the past five games, Yankees 3B Brandon Drury has missed two weeks because of blurred vision from a migraine. Saturday, he said an irritated tendon running up his neck was the cause of the problem.
La Velle E. Neal III