​Opening Day has arrived at last, and the first game of the 2019 campaign (excluding the Japan series) will be between the ​New York Yankees and ​Baltimore Orioles in an AL East showcase.  


The Yankees have released their lineup ahead of the 1:00 p.m. ET matchup and the team is deploying a powerful lineup from top to bottom. 

​​Veteran outfielder Brett Gardner will lead off and play center field for the Bombers, with sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton due up after him, rounding out the outfield. In the cleanup spot will be Luke Voit who is playing DH. 


Miguel Andujar bats fifth and plays third base, while Gary Sanchez will be the backstop and bat in the six-hole. Greg Bird is also in the starting lineup and playing first base with Gleyber Torres at second base. Newcomer Troy Tulowitzki is playing shortstop and batting ninth. 

Masahiro Tanaka will be on the hill for the Yankees to start off the year. 32-year-old Andrew Cashner will start for Baltimore, but the rest of the Orioles lineup has yet to be released. 


The two sides project for vastly different campaigns, the Yankees are hoping to bring home their 28th World Series title while the Orioles' expectations are far lower.