The Yankees have been the latest beneficiaries of the Royals’ supposed World Series hangover, taking the first two games in a four-game stint at the Stadium this week. While the starting pitching has been less-than stellar in the series, emphasized by Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda’s respective six-earned-run outings, the bats have woken up to give the Bombers an edge over the defending champions.
With a series win over the Royals on the horizon, they’ll need to keep the offense alive as they welcome the red-hot White Sox to the Bronx this weekend. It will be a telling series for the Yankees, who continue to climb the stairs out of the basement of the A.L. East. Navigating around the pitching tandem of Chris Sale and Jose Quintana will be no easy task, but with momentum slowly building, there is hope that the wins will continue to come this weekend.
And for fans heading out to the ballpark this weekend, relatively inexpensive Yankees tickets on Ticketmaster will keep the wallet fluffed to provide extra sitting support at the game. The opening game of the series on Friday night will feature the struggling Luis Severino against Chris Sale, and tickets start from just $17 in the outfield bleachers. Sale has recorded seven wins over his first seven starts of the season and owns a 1.79 ERA. Severino has posted polar opposite numbers; he sits at 0-5 with a 6.12 ERA.
Ivan Nova gets the nod for the Yankees on Saturday against the streaking Quintana, who has won in each of his previous four starts. The matinee game will also feature outfield bleacher tickets starting from $17 while upper deck outfield seats can be found from $21. Nova enters Saturday’s game at 1-1 on the season and gave up just one run in 4.2 innings in his last start against the Royals on Monday.
Sunday afternoon’s finale will see Tanaka take the mound against the White Sox’s Miguel Gonzalez. Tickets are still available in the outfield bleachers for $17 with upper echelon seating starting from $21. Tanaka looks to recover after being tossed around by the Royals on Tuesday, where he allowed three home runs and six runs in seven innings. He sits at just 1-0 with a 3.11 ERA on the season. Gonzalez makes his third start for the White Sox and is in search of his first win of the season.
Should the Yankees continue their hot-hitting ways, their weekend series with the White Sox will be the latest checkmark in their quest to flee from the divisional cellar. The true test will be getting to Sale and Quintana, however, as the two aces have produced All-Star-caliber results through the first month of the season.