The Yankees will try to polish off a sweep of the Twins in the ALDS by winning Game 3 in Minnesota on Monday night. Luis Severino will square off against Jake Odorizzi. Here are the lineups they’ll be facing:
1B DJ LeMahieu
RF Aaron Judge
CF Brett Gardner
DH Edwin Encarnación
LF Giancarlo Stanton
2B Gleyber Torres
C Gary Sánchez
SS Didi Gregorius
3B Gio Urshela
SP Luis Severino
CF Max Kepler
SS Jorge Polanco
DH Nelson Cruz
RF Eddie Rosario
C Mitch Garver
2B Luis Arraez
3B Miguel Sanó
1B Marwin González
LF Jake Cave
SP Jake Odorizzi
First pitch is scheduled for 8:40 PM ET and will be broadcast on FS1.
If the Yankees finish things off tonight, it would mark their fifth ALDS victory over the Twins since 2003. They defeated the Twins three games to one in both 2003 and ’04, and swept them in back-to-back years in 2009 and ’10. The Yankees also defeated the Twins in the 2017 AL Wild Card game. Combined, the Yankees are 15-2 against the Twins in the playoffs since 2002.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.
Kelly was originally penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, a day after throwing a 96 mph fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and two curveballs that brushed back Carlos Correa.
The Dodgers on Wednesday confirmed the reduced penalty.
Kelly went on the 10-day injured list retroactive to last Sunday with right shoulder inflammation. He will serve his suspension when he returns.
After striking out Corea, Kelly curled his lip into a pouting expression and exchanged words with the shortstop.
Benches cleared after Kelly’s actions during the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 win at Houston in the teams’ first meeting since it was revealed the Astros stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over the Dodgers.
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts served his one-game suspension the same day the penalty was handed down. Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an undisclosed amount.
Kelly denied that he purposely threw at the Astros. He has previously been suspended in his career for throwing at a batter.
The penalties were imposed by former pitcher Chris Young, MLB’s senior vice president of baseball operations, who issued his first ruling since taking over the job from Joe Torre.