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Game 20: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees

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Back-to-back in Gotham?

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Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees

Jakob Junis (1-1, 6.14 ERA) vs. C.C Sabathia (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

First pitch- 6:05 CT

Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

Quick hits:

  • Junis pitches at Yankee Stadium for the first time since hitting Aaron Judge on the wrist last July. He likely will not be greeted with cheers
  • Brad Keller given five-game suspension from MLB following altercation with Tim Anderson on Wednesday. He will appeal per Lynn Worthy of the KC Star
  • Sabathia is 21-12 with a 3.16 ERA in 41 starts vs. the Royals.
  • Junis has a 6.32 ERA in three starts against the Yankees. He allowed three home runs over the course of those starts
  • Danny Duffy will begin rehab start on Saturday night with Double-A Northwest Arkansas

Lineup:

Merrifield 3

Hamilton 8

Mondesi 6

Dozier 5

Gordon 7

Soler DH

Owings 4

Maldonado 2

Gore 9

Junis 1