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Yankees, Rays Alignments Monday | Edke Encarnacion debut, Luke sees at 1B



NEW YORK – First place will be in play Monday night as the Yankees begin a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The Yankees enter the series in first place of the East AL, a half-match of second place Rays.

Edwin Encarnacion, the new Yankees slugger, will make his debut at the club.

Here is the list of Yankees (mobile application users, click here to see the alignments):

Here is the list of departments:

Here are some game notes for the Monday match provided by the Yankees:

IN SHORT: The Yankees start a 3G series against Tampa Bay (until Wednesday) at Yankee Stadium tonight … is their last homestand before the All-Star break, one of two 10-game homestands. a season (also 7/12 to 21 …) … will also play 4 games against Houston (Thursday-Sunday) and 3G against Toronto (6 / 24-26) … a four-game road trip to Chicago-AL. … have won two games in a row after losing their previous 3G … are 5-8 in their last 13G (since 6/2) after scoring 20-5 in their previous 25G (5 / 5- 6/1) … are still 20 years old 11 since 5/12 and 25-13 since 5/5 … are 35-17 since 4/19. … are 14-6 in games after a loss since 4/13. … holds the fourth record for the Majors, behind Minnesota (47-23), Houston (48-24) and Los Angeles-NL (48-24). … Lead the AL East 0.5 km above Tampa Bay (43-28) … have had at least a first place share for 27 of the last 29 days since 19/05. … are 16G above .500, 3G below the peak of their season (19G above .500, 38-19 at the end of the match on 6/1).

LIKE: 1B / DH Edwin Encarnación will join the formation of the Yankees today after being acquired Saturday in Seattle … hit by .241 / .356 / .531 (58 against 241) with 48R, 7 doubles, 21HR, 49RBI and 41BB in 65G with Seattle in 2019. … is leading the majors with 322HR this decade (the 2010s), all in the AL (next record: Nelson Cruz-318HR) … the Yankees list also includes the HR leader of the decade to Giancarlo Stanton (267HR with the Marlins), ahead of Jay Bruce's 241HR (credit: YES Network). … with 401 HR, is one of three active players with at least 400 HR career (Albert Pujols-645, Miguel Cabrera-469). … The Yankees' lineup includes the only two AL hitters with at least 20HR in 2019 (also C Gary Sánchez-20HR). … His 8 HR in June are tied with the biggest number of Majors … during which he batted .250 / .377 / .818 (11 against 44) with 12R, 1 double, 15RBI and 9BB in 11G … is also second in MLB in slugging. … The third player with at least 400 career circuits before joining the Yankees must be acquired or signed by the club, with José Canseco (440HR) in 2000 and Andruw Jones (407HR) in 2011.

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