New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Live score updates, highlights from June 7

The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers are facing off in a highly-anticipated weekend matchup at Yankee Stadium beginning Friday night.

The stars certainly will be out in this matchup as both teams enter the weekend series as two of the best teams in baseball.

The Yankees enter the series opener Friday night with the best record in MLB while the Dodgers lead the NL West by eight games and have the second-best record in the National League.

Though we may see him at some point during the weekend, star Juan Soto isn’t in the lineup Friday night for the Yankees as he deals with left forearm inflammation, which was confirmed by an MRI on Friday morning.

MORE: Everything we know about Juan Soto’s injury

The Dodgers will be rolling out the $325 million man in Yoshinobu Yamamoto against a tough Yankees lineup. Meanwhile, the Yankees are starting spot-starter Cody Poteet, who is filling in for the injured Clarke Schmidt.

The Yankees have won eight of their last 10 games and 12 of their last 14. This included a 7-2 stretch on the West Coast. The Dodgers are 6-4 in their last 10 games.

The Sporting News is tracking live scoring updates and highlights from the series opener between the Yankees and Dodgers on Thursday night.

Yankees vs Dodgers game recap final box score

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1

Yankees vs Dodgers: Scoring updates, highlights June 7

Middle of ninth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Holmes cruises through an easy 1-2-3 inning getting three straight ground outs.

Pitching Change — Clay Holmes comes in for Caleb Ferguson

End of eighth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Stanton juuuust missed hitting a grand slam but it winds up being a fly out.

Judge works a 10-pitch walk to load the bases for Giancarlo Stanton with two outs.

Alex Verdugo comes through with a two-out single, bringing Aaron Judge to the plate

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Anthony Volpe singles to center field with two strikes, extending his on-base streak to 33 games.

Trent Grisham strikes out to begin the inning.

Pitching Change — Anthony Banda comes in for Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Middle of eighth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Ferguson caps a 1-2-3 inning with a HUGE strike out against Will Smith.

Ferguson gets Ohtani to fly out to left field just in front of the warning track.

Pitching Change — Caleb Ferguson comes in for Michael Tonkin

End of seventh inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

DJ LeMahieu immediately follows that up with a double play to end the inning.

Gleyber Torres works a one-out walk.

Middle of seventh inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Tonkin keeps the shutout intact by getting Mookie Betts to ground out.

Tonkin hangs a slider resulting in Kiké Hernandez lacing a double down the third base line.

Gavin Lux smokes a ball to the warning track in center field for a fly out that came off the bat at 104.5 mph.

Tonkin starts the inning with a sweeping strike out against Andy Pages.

End of sixth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Yamamoto blows a 97 mph fastball by Giancarlo Stanton for his seventh strikeout of the game.

Aaron Judge works a two-out walk.

Alex Verdugo hits a soft line drive to third base

Anthony Volpe grounds out softly to third base

Middle of sixth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

He ends the inning getting Jason Heyward to ground out.

Tonkin comes into strike out Teoscar Hernandez 

Pitching Change — Michael Tonkin comes in for Gonzalez

Gonzalez works his way back to get a big strike out against Will Smith.

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Victor Gonzalez starts the inning off hitting Freddie Freeman with a breaking ball.

End of fifth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Jose Trevino taps a ball back to the mound to end the inning. Yamamoto has retired 10 batters in a row.

Trent Grisham grounds out to second base

DJ LeMahieu flies out softly to right field.

Middle of fifth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Gonzalez gets the job done, getting Ohtani to ground out to first base to end the inning.

Pitching Change — Victor Gonzalez comes in to face Shohei Ohtani with two outs

Mookie Betts shoots a single to right field, moving Hernandez to second base.

Kike Hernandez works a two-out walk.

Gavin Lux grounds out

Poteet starts strong getting Andy Pages to fly out to deep center field

End of fourth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Another easy inning for Yamamoto puts Stanton, Rizzo and Torres down in order.

Middle of fourth inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

After a solid battle with Jason Heyward, Poteet gets him to ground out to end the inning.

Poteet hits Teoscar Hernandez with an errant sinker with two outs.

Will Smith flies out to shallow right field.

Poteet gets Freddie Freeman to ground out.

End of third inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Aaron Judge grounds out weakly to shortstop to end the inning.

Anthony Volpe and Alex Verdugo strike out to begin the inning.

Middle of third inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Shohei Ohtani mashes a ball to center field, but Grisham is there to end the inning. Came off the bat at 112.8 mph.

Mookie Betts walks.

Cody Poteet picks up his teammate with a nasty pickoff move

Gleyber Torres makes an inexcusable error putting Kike Hernandez on with one out.

End of second inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Jose Trevino strikes out to end the inning, stranding two runners on base.

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Trent Grisham singles to center with an exit velo of 104.6 mph.

DJ LeMahieu follows that up with a strikeout.

Gleyber Torres reaches base on a one-out error from Kike Hernandez.

Middle of second inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Poteet gets out of the inning on just four pitches after Andy Pages flies out.

Poteet gets Jason Heyward to ground into a double play

Teoscar Hernandez starts the inning off with a single

End of first inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Giancarlo Stanton strikes out to end the inning.

Aaron Judge smokes a two-strike double to left field, extending his on-base streak to 33 games

Anthony Volpe flies out to left just missing a leadoff home run.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto gets the start

Middle of first inning: Dodgers 0, Yankees 0

Poteet gets Shohei Ohtani to weakly ground out.

Cody Poteet strikes out Mookie Betts to begin the game.

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