New York Yankees (58-22, first in AL East) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (32-47, third in NL Central)
Pittsburgh; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PROBABLE PITCHERS: Yankees: Jameson Taillon (9-1, 3.32 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 69 strikeouts); Pirates: Jose Quintana (1-4, 3.20 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 67 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: Yankees -226, Pirates +188; over/under is 8 1/2 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates host the New York Yankees on Tuesday to start a two-game series.
Pittsburgh is 19-22 at home and 32-47 overall. The Pirates are 21-6 in games when they have scored five or more points.
New York is 58-22 overall and 24-13 on the road. The Yankees are 36-2 in games when they have scored five or more points.
Tuesday’s game is the first meeting of the season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Ke’Bryan Hayes has 15 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 25 RBIs while hitting .256 for the Pirates. Bligh Madris is 9 for 33 with three doubles in the last 10 games.
Aaron Judge has a .282 batting average to lead the Yankees, and has 12 doubles and 29 homers. DJ LeMahieu is 9-for-30 with two home runs and three RBIs in the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Pirates: 3-7, .226 batting average, 5.90 ERA, outscored by 21 runs
Yankees: 6-4, .180 batting average, 2.63 ERA, outscored opponents by 16 runs
INJURIES: Pirates: Yerry De Los Santos: IL 10 days (covid-19), Max Kranick: IL 60 days (elbow), Jake Marisnick: IL 60 days (thumb), Yoshitomo Tsutsugo: IL 10 days (back), Dillon Peters : IL 15 days (back), Canaan Smith-Njigba: IL 60 days (wrist), Ben Gamel: IL 10 days (hamstrings), Kevin Newman: IL 60 days (groin), Roberto Perez: IL 60 days (hamstring -legs), Greg Allen: IL 60 days (hamstrings), Blake Cederlind: IL 60 days (elbow), Nick Mears: IL 60 days (elbow)
Yankees: Ron Marinaccio: IL 15 Days (Shoulder), Jonathan Loaisiga: IL 15 Days (Shoulder), Chad Green: IL 60 Days (Elbow), Ben Rortvedt: IL 60 Days (Slant), Stephen Ridings: 60 -Day IL ( shoulder), Domingo German: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)