Live Updates: New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves — Game 16


NEW YORK — The Yankees are off to their worst start since 1997, but have a chance to get back on track on Tuesday.

With the Atlanta Braves in town, New York will look to halt a five-game losing streak and a stretch where the Yankees have lost eight of their last 10 games. 

Before first pitch, here are Tuesday's starting lineups, scheduled pitchers and related reading.

New York Yankees

DJ LeMahieu 2B

Aaron Judge RF

Brett Gardner CF

Giancarlo Stanton DH

Gleyber Torres SS

Mike Ford 1B

Gary Sánchez C

Gio Urshela 3B

Mike Tauchman LF

Jameson Taillon SP

Quite a few changes here for those in pinstripes. Mike Tauchman gets a start and Brett Gardner is in the lineup as Aaron Hicks and Clint Frazier sit. With the retirement of Jay Bruce, New York calls upon Mike Ford (who was recalled on Tuesday morning) to play first base.

Atlanta Braves

Ehire Adrianza RF

Freddie Freeman 1B

Marcell Ozuna LF

Travis d'Arnaud C

Ozzie Albies 2B

Pablo Sandoval DH

Dansby Swanson SS

Austin Riley 3B

Guillermo Heredia CF

Charlie Morton SP

Charlie Morton takes the ball for Atlanta against a team he's faced quite a bit in his career. You'll recall, Morton was on the Rays last year. No Ronald Acuña Jr. for the Braves, though. He's out due to an abdominal strain.


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First inning

Nothing doing for both sides, besides a one-out single from Freddie Freeman. He'll be a tough out for Yankees pitchers over the next two games...

Third inning

Back-to-back doubles off Taillon put the Braves in front 1-0. Adrianza clipped one down the right-field line to drive in Heredia.

Fifth inning

Gio Urshela puts the Yankees on the board with a booming solo shot to center field. All of a sudden, it's a tie game.

Seventh inning

With the bases loaded and one out, Chad Green strikes out Adrianza and Justin Wilson gets Freeman to ground to second base. New York escapes the jam, but needs the bats to push at least one across sooner rather than later

Eighth inning

It wasn't how the Yankees drew it up, but they'll take it. Clint Frazier pinch-hit with the bases loaded and nobody out and a wild pitch from Nate Jones allowed Aaron Hicks to score from third. Then, a bases-loaded walk from Mike Ford pushed across another run, putting the Yankees up 3-1.

Ninth inning

FINAL: Yankees 3, Braves 1

Aroldis Chapman continues to dominate, shutting the Braves down and closing this one out. New York's five-game losing streak is over.

New York is back in action on Wednesday against the Braves once again before hitting the road on Thursday. Thanks for following along and we'll see you next time!