Yankees Vs. Marlins (Aug. 21) Game Preview: Time Start, Channel, Starting Pitchers
The New York Yankees will visit the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night, and here is what you need to know.
This will be the opener of a two-game series. The Yankees (78-46, .629) are coming off a three-game home sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays, including a 10-2 rout on Sunday. The Marlins (50-76, .397) are coming off two straight victories over the Nationals in Washington, including a 12-1 thrashing on Sunday. Those two wins broke a six-game losing streak.
The Yankees are nine games behind the Boston Red Sox (88-38) for second in the AL East and the second-best record in MLB. The Marlins are fifth in the NL East, five games behind the fourth-place New York Mets (54-70).
Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 4.03 ERA) will likely start for the Yankees against fellow right-hander Pablo Lopez (2-3, 4.79 ERA). Tanaka boasts 117 strikeouts this season, while Lopez has struck out 38 batters.
Tuesdays’ game in Miami will start at 7:10 p.m. EST and will air on YES and Fox Sports Florida.