The Yankees (75-39, 10.0 GA in AL East) take on the Toronto Blue Jays (47-70, 29.5 GB in AL East ) on Thursday at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.
The Yankees have won eight straight games and are now 36 games over .500. ... During their three-game sweep of Baltimore, the Yankees smashed 16 home runs, with at least five in every game. ... Thursday's game will be the Yankees' 10th in the last nine days, and the club doesn't have an off day on the schedule until August 19.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Bo Bichette, SS|
|Aaron Judge, RF||Cavan Biggio, 2B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B|
|Cameron Maybin, LF||Freddy Galvis, DH|
|Mike Tauchman, CF||Justin Smoak, 1B|
|Austin Romine, C||Randal Grichuk, RF|
|Mike Ford, DH||Derek Fisher, CF|
|Breyvic Valera, 2B||Reese McGuire, C|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Domingo German (14-2, 3.98 ERA), who has recorded wins in his last five decisions. ... In his last start, German went seven strong innings against the Red Sox, allowing just two earned runs while striking out seven. ... German faced the Blue Jays on July 12, going six shutout innings in a 4-0 Yankees' win.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
LHP Thomas Pannone (2-4, 5.98 ERA), who has allowed 4+ earned runs in three of his last four outings. ... In his last start, Pannone allowed four earned over six innings against the Orioles. ... The lefty has faced the Yankees twice this season, coming out of the bullpen both times. In four innings against the Bombers, he's yet to give up an earned run.
The Yankees and Blue Jays continue their four-game set on Friday. J.A. Happ (9-6, 5.24 ERA) takes the ball for the Yankees against Blue Jays righty Sean Reid-Foley (1-2, 2.49 ERA) at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.