An interleague clash will take place on Tuesday night, when the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves wrap up a two-game set from Truist Park. The Yankees (73-52) are riding a ten-game winning streak and trail Tampa Bay by four games for the AL East Division lead. Last night, OF Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in thee runs to power New York to a 5-1 road victory.
Thirty year old left-hander Andrew Heaney (8-8 5.51 ERA) will make his fifth start for the Yankees. Last time out, Heaney allowed one run in seven innings during a 5-2 home victory versus Boston.
The Atlanta Braves are a game above .500 at home and hold a 4.5 game lead over Philadelphia for first place in the NL East Division. On Monday, Atlanta SP Huascar Ynoa (4-3) gave up three runs in six innings and took the loss. SS Dansby Swanson hit his 25th home run of the season in a losing effort for the Braves, who fell to 68-57 on the season.
The Braves will turn to thirty-seven year old righty Charlie Morton (12-4 3.47 ERA) on Tuesday. Through 140 innings of work, Morton has struck out 164 batters and owns a solid 1.09 WHIP.