CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Yankees are exactly one week away from Opening Day, taking on the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 24 of spring training.
Before these teams take the field under the lights in Clearwater, here are Thursday's starting lineups, scheduled pitchers and related reading.
New York Yankees
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Judge RF
Aaron Hicks CF
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Luke Voit 1B
Gleyber Torres SS
Gio Urshela 3B
Clint Frazier LF
Kyle Higashioka C
Michael King SP
Once again, a lineup that's one player away from what we'll see on Opening Day. Beyond catcher Gary Sánchez, the entire starting lineup made the trip over from Tampa fresh off Wednesday's loss at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Michael King will continue to position himself for a spot on the Opening Day roster. With injuries to Zack Britton and Justin Wilson, it's possible this team could use King early on to eat up some innings.
Andrew McCutchen DH
J.T. Realmuto C
Bryce Harper RF
Rhys Hoskins 1B
Alec Bohm 3B
Didi Gregorius SS
Jean Segura 2B
Odúbel Herrera CF
Roman Quinn LF
Matt Moore SP
New York's pitching staff has faced the Phillies plenty of times this spring and this lineup is close to who Philly will run out on Opening Day as well.
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Once this game begins, be sure to refresh this page for the most updated version! We'll have live updates, some video and analysis after first pitch and when runs are scored.
Aaron Judge obliterates his first home run of the spring, giving the Yankees an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Check out this majestic blast, clearing everything in left field at BayCare Ballpark.
Michael King didn't make it out of the first, giving up five runs on two hits (with a pair of hit batters and a walk as well). Didi Gregorius made the inning even worse by launching a three-run home run.
King came back out for the second—yup, you can do that in spring training—and has given up two more runs. It's 7-2 entering the third frame.
Gleyber Torres crushes the Yankees' second home run of the day, another ball that left the stadium to deep left. This one came off the bat at an even higher exit velocity than Judge's first-inning homer.
With Jose Alvarado on the mound, the left-hander threw three wild pitches allowing Luke Voit to score from first base. It's now a 7-6 game with the Phillies hanging on in front.
Philly adds another run on an RBI double from Bryce Harper.
All of New York's starters are out of this game as the Yankees look to make a late push down two runs.
In the bottom half, the Phillies continued to pour it on. After scoring one run, Logan O'Hoppe crushed a three-run homer to left field to make this a 12-6 game.
Starting the inning down six runs, the Yankees stormed back and tied the game in the top of the ninth! Chris Gittens hit a solo home run to the opposite field and Ezequiel Duran ripped a two-RBI double before Estevan Florial tied the game with an RBI single down the left field line.
FINAL: Yankees 12, Phillies 13
Despite the big comeback, the Phillies quickly walk it off in the bottom of the ninth on a base hit to right field from Johan Rojas.
New York is back in action again on Friday night as we draw closer to Opening Day.
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