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The Yankees are back their semester abroad and are welcomed back with another rivalry, this time the Mets.

While the Yankees are 26 games over .500, the Mets come in at 38-47 after losing two of three against the Braves. They’re trying to salvage their season after a prolonged stretch of poor play and blown leads.

Meanwhile, the Bombers have to overcome jet lag and yet another injury as James Paxton tries to avenge his struggles against the Mets from last month.

Here are the lineups:

Yankees (54-28)

  1. DJ LeMahieu, 3B
  2. Aaron Judge, RF
  3. Aaron Hicks, CF
  4. Gary Sanchez, C
  5. Didi Gregorius, SS
  6. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
  7. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  8. Brett Gardner, LF
  9. James Paxton, P

Mets (38-47)

  1. Jeff McNeil, RF
  2. Pete Alonso, 1B
  3. J.D. Davis, LF
  4. Todd Frazier, 3B
  5. Robinson Cano, 2B
  6. Wilson Ramos, C
  7. Michael Conforto, CF
  8. Amed Rosario, SS
  9. Zack Wheeler, P

Notes

  • ICYMI, Luke Voit was placed on the IL and Chance Adams was optioned to Triple-A, with Nestor Cortes and Mike Ford recalled in their places. Aaron Boone said they expect Voit will be back for the first games after the All-Star break.
  • Lindsey Adler has the projected rotation through the end of the unofficial first half: German Wednesday, Happ Thursday, Tanaka Friday, Sabathia Saturday and Paxton again Sunday.
  • John Sterling will miss the Rays series, ending a 30-year streak of consecutive games to get rest and get healthy. Feel better soon, John! Ryan Ruocco will call the games in Tampa with Suzyn Waldman in his place.
  • Here are the Yankees’ July 2 signings, including the legendary Jasson Dominguez.

It’s a 7:10 p.m. start on YES and MLB Network for those out of market. It’s on WPIX if you want the Mets broadcast. The potential for thunderstorms has cleared up, so enjoy the American baseball!