LEADING OFF: Ohtani, Schwarber staging own home run derby

Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani  is expected to become the second player and first since Babe Ruth to start on the mound and hit in the top half of the batting order in the Bronx. Ohtani has looked plenty comfortable at the plate in New York this week, hitting a home run Monday night and then connecting for two more homers on Tuesday night, giving him a major league-leading 28. This will be Ohtani’s first pitching appearance at Yankee Stadium and his career-high 12th pitching start this season. He is 3-1 with a 2.58 ERA. He’ll oppose Yankees righty Domingo Germán.