Indians @ Yankees
Friday, August 21, 7:05 PM ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: STO, MLB.TV
The Tribe goes for two in a row in the Bronx Friday evening as they face off against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees.
Carlos Carrasco will get the nod for the Indians and looks to keep up his hot pitching. Carrasco has gone 4-1 in his last seven outings, posting an ERA of just 1.55. On the season, the right-hander is 11-9 with a 3.63 ERA and 162 strikeouts.
Tanaka has been solid since the All-Star break, with a 4-2 record and a 3.46 ERA. He allowed five runs and took the loss last month in Cleveland in what was his only career matchup against the Indians.
Jason Kipnis will DH tonight for the Indians, while Michael Brantley heads back out to left field. The duo combined for five hits and three RBI's against Tanaka in their July 8th victory over Tanaka.
|CLEVELAND INDIANS||NEW YORK YANKEES|
|Jason Kipnis - DH||Brett Gardner - CF|
|Francisco Lindor - SS||Chase Headley - 3B|
|Michael Brantley - LF||Alex Rodriguez - DH|
|Carlos Santana - 1B||Brian McCann - C|
|Lonnie Chisenhall - RF||Carlos Beltran - RF|
|Yan Gomes - C||Greg Bird - 1B|
|Abraham Almonte - CF||Chris Young - LF|
|Giovanny Urshela - 3B||Stephen Drew - 2B|
|Jose Ramirez - 2B||Brendan Ryan - SS|
|Carlos Carrasco - RHP||Masahiro Tanaka - RHP|