The New York Yankees open a four-game series on the road Monday versus the Texas Rangers. New York improved to 97-60 following an 8-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. New York slugger Aaron Judge remains on 61 home runs with five games remaining. New York has clinched the American League East and can reach 100 wins by winning three of the final five games of the regular season.
Center fielder Aaron Judge is batting .313 with 61 home runs, 130 RBIs, 174 hits and an on base percentage of .428 to lead New York in each category. First baseman Anthony Rizzo is second in home runs with 32. On Monday, the New York Yankees will send Luis Severino to the mound. The right-hander is 6-3 with a 3.41 ERA, 105 Ks and 29 BBs.
Texas dropped to 66-91 following its 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. The Rangers managed only two hits in the entire game and Nathaniel Lowe hit a two-run homer to supply both of the Rangers’ runs. Texas has lost four straight and seven of the last eight and the Rangers will finish the regular season fourth in the American League and miss the postseason.
First baseman Nathaniel Lowe is batting .302 to lead Texas and has team highs in hits with 175 and on-base percentage at .355. Shortstop Corey Seager is the leader in home runs with 32 and right fielder Adolis Garcia is the leader in RBIs with 98. On Monday, the Texas Rangers will send Martin Perez to the mound. The left-hander is 12-7 with a 2.93 ERA, 167 Ks and 64 BBs.