Taillon scheduled to start for New York against Texas

May 18, 2021 GMT

New York Yankees (22-19, fourth in the AL East) vs. Texas Rangers (19-24, fifth in the AL West)

Arlington, Texas; Tuesday, 8:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (1-3, 5.40 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 43 strikeouts) Rangers: Mike Foltynewicz (1-3, 4.60 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 39 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Rangers +146, Yankees -169; over/under is 9 runs

BOTTOM LINE: Aaron Judge and the Yankees will take on the Rangers Tuesday.

The Rangers are 10-10 in home games in 2020. Texas has hit 53 home runs this season, sixth in the MLB. Adolis Garcia leads the club with 11, averaging one every 11.4 at-bats.

The Yankees are 11-10 on the road. New York’s team on-base percentage of .315 is fourth in the American League. Aaron Judge leads the team with an OBP of .389.

The Rangers won the last meeting 5-2. Jordan Lyles earned his second victory and Garcia went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI for Texas. Gerrit Cole registered his second loss for New York.


TOP PERFORMERS: Garcia leads the Rangers with 11 home runs and is batting .296.

DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 43 hits and is batting .277.

LAST 10 GAMES: Rangers: 3-7, .255 batting average, 4.78 ERA, outscored by five runs

Yankees: 6-4, .218 batting average, 4.25 ERA, outscored by 10 runs

INJURIES: Rangers: Jose Leclerc: (elbow), Jonathan Hernandez: (elbow), Kyle Cody: (right shoulder), Matt Bush: (elbow), Kohei Arihara: (finger), Brock Holt: (hamstring), Ronald Guzman: (knee), Sam Huff: (hamstring).

Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), Clarke Schmidt: (right elbow), Darren O’Day: (right rotator cuff), Zack Britton: (elbow), Aaron Hicks: (left wrist), Gleyber Torres: (covid-19), Rougned Odor: (knee), Giancarlo Stanton: (quad).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.