Lefty Eric Lauer (7-5, 2.93) starts for Milwaukee. He’s 6-0 with a 1.89 ERA in eight career starts against the Dodgers.
The Yankees enter the final weekend of the regular season jostling for a playoff spot with several stars on the mend.
First baseman Luke Voit went on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a sore left knee. He limped back to the dugout after running to first base in a pinch-hit appearance Wednesday, feeling discomfort in the same knee that was surgically repaired in March.
Infielder DJ LeMahieu was lifted in the sixth inning of a 6-2 win over the Blue Jays on Thursday with right hip soreness. It’s not clear if the two-time batting champion will be able to return to the lineup Friday.
Meanwhile, outfielder Joey Gallo didn’t start Thursday night’s game after being hit by a pitch on the left forearm a day earlier. Tests showed no fracture, and Gallo entered as a defensive replacement late in the game.
New York opens a three-game series in the Bronx against the AL East-champion Rays with a two-game wild-card lead over Boston and Seattle and Toronto three games back. The Yankees’ magic number to clinch a postseason spot is two.
The 40-year-old righty is 17-7 with a 3.08 ERA, winning 10 of his last 11 decisions, and helped the Cardinals reel off a franchise-record 17-game winning streak this month that put them in the playoffs.
“He gets better as the game goes, he goes deep in games, he’s a big-game pitcher,” St. Louis manager Mike Shildt said Thursday.
Wainwright is 4-5 with four saves and a 2.89 ERA in 28 postseason appearances, 15 of them starts.
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