On what was suppose to be an off-day, the Yankees make a one-game stop in Kansas City to finally wrap of their four-games series at Kaufman Stadium -- the Royals had taken two of the three games played, with the June 9th matchup rained out.
The Yankees are catching the Royals at the wrong time, 24 of their last 31 games, even with a loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Kansas City currently holds a two-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, and are in a position to make the playoffs for the first time in over two decades.
Tonight's lineup against Kansas City:
CF Jacoby Ellsbury
SS Derek Jeter
C Brian McCann
DH Carlos Beltran
2B Stephen Drew
LF Martin Prado
1B Chase Headley
RF Ichiro Suzuki
1B Zelous Wheeler
* Mark Teixeira is dealing with some tightness in his left hamstring. Joe Girardi doesn't it's much, and expects him in the lineup tomorrow night in Detroit.
Pitching matchup: Michael Pineda vs James Shields