New York Yankees (41-36, 3rd AL East) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (40-37, 2nd AL West)
Angel Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Weather Forecast @ 1st Pitch: Sunny, 81F, Wind WSW 7mph, 0% Chance of Rain
Ivan Nova (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
Nova will be making his second start of the 2015 season after returning from Tommy John surgery last Wednesday against the Phillies at Yankee Stadium. In that start against the Phillies Nova pitched well, shutting out the Phillies on just 3 hits over 6 2/3 innings.
Andrew Heaney (0-0, 1.50 ERA)
Heaney will also be making his second start of the 2015 season after being called up to replace the injured Jered Weaver in the Angels’ rotation. In his Angel debut last Wednesday, the Angels’ top prospect didn’t fail to impress as he held the first place Astros to just 1 run on 4 hits over 6 innings.
- Mike Trout hit his 20th home run Monday, making him one of six American Leaguers with four 20-homer seasons before his age-24 season. The other five: Alex Rodriguez, Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr., Ted Williams and Tony Conigliaro.
- With left-hander C.J. Wilson on the mound for the Angels, Yankees catcher Brian McCann got an off-day Monday after catching three straight games in Houston. New York will see another lefty in Heaney on Tuesday, although McCann could be back in the lineup anyway.
- CF-Brett Gardner – .305
- LF-Chris Young – .261
- DH-Alex Rodriguez – .286
- 1B-Mark Teixeira – .244
- C-Brian McCann – .269
- RF-Carlos Beltran – .263
- 3B-Chase Headley – .247
- SS-Didi Gregorius – .238
- 2B-Stephen Drew – .183