Athletics visits Yankees to start 3-game series

Oakland Athletics (25-49, fifth in AL West) vs. New York Yankees (53-20, first in AL East)

New York; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Athletics: Paul Blackburn (6-3, 2.97 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 55 strikeouts); Yankees: Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.97 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, 58 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -304, Athletics +246; over/under is 8 1/2 points

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees open a three-game home series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday.

New York is 31-9 at home and 53-20 overall. The Yankees have the best team ERA in the AL at 2.94.

Oakland is 17-20 in road games and 25-49 overall. The Athletics are 18-4 in games when they have beaten opponents.

Monday’s game is the first meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Judge has 11 doubles and 28 home runs for the Yankees. DJ LeMahieu is 10-for-33 with a brace and two homers in the last 10 games.

Tony Kemp has nine doubles, two home runs and 12 RBIs for the Athletics. Seth Brown is 12 for 35 with three doubles and two homers in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .202 batting average, 3.94 ERA, beat opponents by 13 runs

Athletics: 4-6, .214 batting average, 3.84 ERA, outscored by 15 runs

INJURIES: Yankees: Gleyber Torres: day to day (ankle), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 days IL (shoulder), Chad Green: 60 days IL (elbow), Aroldis Chapman: 15 days IL (achilles), Ben Rortvedt: 60 days IL days (oblique), Stephen Ridings: IL 60 days (shoulder), Domingo German: IL 60 days (shoulder), Zack Britton: IL 60 days (elbow)

Athletics: Jonah Bride: day to day (undisclosed), Dany Jimenez: IL 15 days (undisclosed), Daulton Jefferies: IL 60 days (arm), Skye Bolt: IL 60 days (oblique), Stephen Piscotty: IL 10 days (calf), Deolis Guerra: IL 60 days (elbow), Brent Honeywell Jr.: IL 60 days (elbow)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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