Judge leads Yankees against the Pirates after 4-hit outing
Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92, fifth in the NL Central) vs. New York Yankees (88-58, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: TBD; Yankees: Nestor Cortes (10-4, 2.70 ERA, .95 WHIP, 142 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees take on the Pittsburgh Pirates after Aaron Judge had four hits on Sunday in a 12-8 win over the Brewers.
New York has gone 50-22 in home games and 88-58 overall. The Yankees have hit 231 total home runs to lead the AL.
Pittsburgh is 55-92 overall and 27-49 in road games. The Pirates have hit 148 total home runs to rank ninth in the NL.
Tuesday’s game is the third time these teams square off this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anthony Rizzo has 19 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs and 72 RBI while hitting .229 for the Yankees. Judge is 19-for-38 with three doubles and four home runs over the past 10 games.
Bryan Reynolds has 23 home runs, 50 walks and 54 RBI while hitting .256 for the Pirates. Rodolfo Castro is 11-for-42 with three doubles, four home runs and nine RBI over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .275 batting average, 4.04 ERA, outscored opponents by 19 runs
Pirates: 4-6, .215 batting average, 4.29 ERA, outscored by three runs
INJURIES: Yankees: Clarke Schmidt: day-to-day (foot), Marwin Gonzalez: day-to-day (head), Jose Trevino: day-to-day (knee), DJ LeMahieu: 10-Day IL (toe), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Harrison Bader: 60-Day IL (foot), Scott Effross: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (elbow), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60-Day IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Pirates: JT Brubaker: 15-Day IL (lat), Kevin Newman: day-to-day (undisclosed), Colin Holderman: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Yerry De Los Santos: 60-Day IL (lat), David Bednar: 15-Day IL (back), Max Kranick: 60-Day IL (elbow), Canaan Smith-Njigba: 60-Day IL (wrist), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Blake Cederlind: 60-Day IL (elbow)
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