Game 140: Welcome back, Parrot

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Edwin Encarnación is active and back in the Yankees’ lineup.

The designated hitter needed just 4.5 weeks of rest and two rehab games to return, giving the Bombers a jolt a day after their scoring streak ended. It’s just in time, too; Encarnación might need a fair number of the next 25 games to get his bat ready for October.

If all goes well, we won’t see any slides quite like this:

While he’s been gone, the Yankees have done just fine and are tied for baseball’s best record. They’ll have James Paxton on the hill tonight as he looks to ride the vibes of his undefeated August into the season’s final month.

Here are the lineups:

Rangers (68-71)

  1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Willie Calhoun, LF
  4. Nick Solak, DH
  5. Danny Santana, 1B
  6. Logan Forsythe, 2B
  7. Isiah Kiner-Falefa, 3B
  8. Delino DeShields, CF
  9. Jose Trevino, C

RHP Ariel Jurado

Yankees (90-49)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 3B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Didi Gregorius, SS
  4. Gary Sánchez, C
  5. Edwin Encarnación, DH
  6. Brett Gardner, CF
  7. Luke Voit, 1B
  8. Tyler Wade, 2B
  9. Mike Tauchman, LF

LHP James Paxton

News & Notes

Tonight’s game is an early 6:35 p.m. start on YES and WFAN.

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1 Comment

  1. Dan A.

    Dominant start by Paxton. That’s what I like to see. He has to keep it going!

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