Fresh off a three-game sweep of the inter-city rival New York Mets the New York Yankees (34-25) continue inter-league play when they open a three-game series Monday night at Turner Field against the Atlanta Braves (34-26). Monday's game begins at 7:10 p.m. ET and will be shown on YES Network.
Both teams enter the series playing well. The Yankees have gone 8-2 in their last 10 games and are a half-game behind the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League East. The Braves have also won eight of their last 10 and are two games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East.
Monday's series opener finds the Yankees sending Ivan Nova (7-2, 5.09 ERA) to the mound against Randall Delgado (4-5, 4.26).
Pitching matchups for the rest of the series are as follows:
Tuesday: CC Sabathia, Yankees (7-3, 3.69) vs. Mike Minor (3-4, 6.57)
Wednesday: Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees (5-6, 3.46) vs. Tim Hudson (4-2, 3.83)
Atlanta's 40-year-old third baseman Chipper Jones came off the disabled list Sunday and will be available for the series against the Yankees.