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The Marlins faces the Yankees in an interleague matchup at home in Miami.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Coming off a series 3-1 series win against the Rockies, Miami continues their homestretch with some interleague play against the Yankees. Currently the Fish are seven games out of first place in the NL East while the Yankees are tied for first place in the AL East. Tonight Tom Koehler will face Masahiro Tanaka on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Yankees ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.45 4.67
4.13 Koehler Tanaka 2.48 2.61 3.50

In Koehler's last start against Toronto he gave up five earned runs over 6.2 innings of work in a loss. This season he has a record of 4-4.

Masahiro Tanaka came to the Yankees last season from Japan and has had success ever since. In his last two starts he gave up only one earned run over seven innings of work. Tanaka has a record of 4-1.

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES MIAMI MARLINS
Brett Gardner - LF Dee Gordon - 2B
Chase Headley - 3B Ichiro Suzuki - CF
Brian McCann - C Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Mark Teixeira - 1B Christian Yelich - LF
Garrett Jones - RF Justin Bour - 1B
Stephen Drew - 2B J.T. Realmuto - C
Didi Gregorius - SS Derek Dietrich - 3B
Mason Williams - CF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Masahiro Tanaka - RHP

Tom Koehler - RHP

Dan Jennings has switched around the lineup by giving Prado, and Ozuna the night off. Ichiro is batting third in the lineup, Justin Bour will be batting fifth, and Derek Dietrich will be making his first start of the season at third base. For the Yankees Alex Rodriguez is on the bench because there is no DH spot during interleague play.
Game Notes:
-The Marlins are 9-11 all- time against the Yankees.
-Tom Koehler was born in New York.
Bold Prediction: Marlins win 3-1