Yankees Will Start Their Four Game Series Against Athletics


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New York Yankees @ Oakland Athletics: Jameson Taillon vs. James Kaprielian

The New York Yankees (76-48, first in the American League East) take on the Oakland Athletics (46-79, fifth in the AL West)

It is 9:40 p.m. EDT on Thursday in Oakland, California

When they play the Oakland Athletics, the New York Yankees want to keep their winning streak at three games going as long as possible.

In total games played, Oakland has a record of 46-79, and at home they have a record of 20-42. The Athletics have compiled a record of 26-11 in contests where they have scored at least five runs.

Overall, New York has a record of 76-48, and on the road they have a record of 31-28. With an on-base percentage of.324, the Yankees are the fourth-best team in Major League Baseball play.

On Thursday, the two teams will meet for the fourth time so far this campaign.

Jameson Taillon will start the series hoping to regain his early-season consistency. In his last four starts, he’s allowed at least three runs and six homers. While he hasn’t walked in his last two appearances, he walked 12 in the previous 20.1 innings, dropping him from the lowest walk rate to the sixth-lowest.

While playing for the Yankees, Aaron Judge has hit .297 and contributed 105 runs batted in, 69 walks, and 48 home runs. Over the course of the last ten games, Andrew Benintendi has a batting average of 11-for-36 with three doubles, one triple, one home run, and five RBI.

The Yankees have a record of 4-6 over their last ten games, with a batting average of .205, an earned run average of 3.80, and they have been defeated by 16 runs.

INJURIES: Scott Effross, Albert Abreu, Clay Holmes, Matt Carpenter, Harrison Bader, Luis Severino, Miguel Castro, Giancarlo Stanton, Michael King, Chad Green, Stephen Ridings, and Zack Britton.

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