Yankees vs. Pirates Sept. 20: All eyes on Nestor Cortes, Aaron Judge

Nestor Cortes in Yankees vs. Pirates

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Tonight will see the first Yankees vs. Pirates game of the two-game series at Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees have a record of 88-58 and are in first place in the American League East. They will face off against the Pittsburgh Pirates (55-92, fifth in the NL Central).

Yankees vs. Pirates, Time: 7:05 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, New York.

Nestor Cortes will start for the Yankees, while the Pirates have not yet determined their starting pitcher.

Fans are expecting a lot from the Yankees vs. Pirates series. After beating the Brewers 12-8 on Sunday, New York must not falter. Aaron Judge contributed to the victory by collecting four hits for the Yankees.

The New York Yankees continue to relish their record of 50-22 at home. The Yankees are currently in first place in the American League with a total of 231 home runs.

Overall, Pittsburgh has a record of 55-92, and they are 27-49 on the road. The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently ranked ninth in the National League in terms of total home runs with 148.

The Yankees vs. Pirates contest on Tuesday will be the third meeting between these two teams during the current season.

Yankees vs. Pirates on Tuesday: Nestor Cortes vs. TBD (7:05 PM ET)

Cortes allowed one run on three hits, two walks, and seven strikeouts against the Red Sox. He only threw 65 pitches in 5 innings because it was his second start after a groin injury. The Yankees will likely keep an eye on his innings since he’s now thrown the most in a season.

Yankees vs. Pirates Wednesday: Luis Severino vs. Roansy Contreras (7:05 PM ET)

This game marks Severino’s return after a lat strain on July 13. The Yankees have been cautious with him, placing him on the 60-day IL until September despite Severino’s belief that he could have returned earlier. In his last rehab start, he went 4.1 innings, so he may go that long (depending on his pitch count) in this Yankees vs. Pirates game. It’s unlikely Severino will pitch into the 7th inning.

Anthony Rizzo has hit .229 for the Yankees and has 19 doubles, a triple, 31 home runs, and 72 RBI. In the last 10 games, Judge has gone 19-for-38 with three doubles and four home runs.

Yankees have a record of 6-4 in their last 10 games, with a batting average of .275, an earned run average of 4.04, and have outscored their opponents by 19 runs. They must strive to continue the winning record in the Yankees vs. Pirates series.

Yankees Injured List: Clarke Schmidt, Marwin Gonzalez, Jose Trevino, DJ LeMahieu, Luis Gil, Andrew Benintendi, Harrison Bader, Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, Matt Carpenter, Luis Severino, Miguel Castro, Michael King, Chad Green, Stephen Ridings, and Zack Britton.

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