The Yankees (90-56) open a three-game series with the Blue Jays (65-81) on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
The Yanks are 4-4 in their nine-game road trip at the moment. They are also 6-7 in their last 13 games. ...The Yankees lead the A's by two games for the first Wild Card spot. They are also nine games behind Boston for the AL East lead. ...The Yankees own the best record in the MLB (57-9) when their starter goes at least six innings.
|Andrew McCutchen, RF||Billy McKinney, LF|
|Giancarlo Stanton, DH||Lourdes Gurriel Jr., SS|
|Aaron Hicks, CF||Randal Grichuk, RF|
|Miguel Andujar, 3B||Rowdy Tellez, 1B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Teoscar Hernandez, DH|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Kevin Pillar, CF|
|Gary Sanchez, C||Aledmys Diaz, 3B|
|Luke Voit, 1B||Devon Travis, 2B|
|Brett Gardner, LF||Luke Maile, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
Masahiro Tanaka (3.61 ERA/4.04 FIP, 1.092 WHIP in 142 innings), who is coming off a stellar performance against the Mariners when he tossed eight shutout innings, allowing only three hits in the process. He threw 102 pitches, marking the first time he threw at least 100 pitches since July 31.
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Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
Marco Estrada (5.32 ERA/5.35 FIP, 1.396 WHIP in 130.1 innings), who hass struggled as of late but bounced back with a strong start agaisnt hte Indians his last time out. He allowed just two runs in six innings after he had gone three straight starts without completing six innings.
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The Yankees and Blue Jays will continue their series on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.