The Yankees (38-22, 1.0 GA in AL East) try to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Blue Jays (23-38, 15.5 GB in AL East) on Thursday at 7:07 p.m. at Rogers Centre.
Gleyber Torres is not in the starting lineup due to soreness in his left shoulder. According to Aaron Boone, Torres is available off the bench. ... This series against the Blue Jays is the first series the Yankees have lost since they were swept in two games by the Diamondbacks on April 30th-May 1st. ... Before dropping their last three road games, the Yankees had won seven straight away from the Bronx.... Gary Sanchez launched his 19th home run of the season on Wednesday, surpassing his season total from 2018.
|Eric Sogard, 2B||DJ LeMahieu, 2B|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Luke Voit, DH|
|Randal Grichuk, DH||Gary Sanchez, C|
|Lourdes Gurriel Jr., LF||Kendrys Morales, 1B|
|Teoscar Hernández, CF||Clint Frazier, RF|
|Freddy Galvis, SS||Gio Urshela, 3B|
|Brandon Drury, RF||Thairo Estrada, SS|
|Luke Maile, C||Cameron Maybin, LF|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
LHP J.A. Happ (5-3, 4.83 ERA), who picked up a win against Boston his last time out on May 31st, allowing one run over five innings of work while striking out five. ... Happ's gone a combined 11 innings over his last two starts while allowing four earning runs, picking up wins in each of those performances. ... The lefty is 2-0 in his career against Toronto, including a five-hit shutout against the Jays in 2009.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
RHP Edwin Jackson (0-3, 13.22 ERA), who is coming off of an abysmal start his last time out, allowing 10 runs in just 2.1 innings against the Rockies. ... Jackson has pitched against the Yankees 21 times in his lengthy career, posting a 2-7 record with a 5.21 ERA against the Bombers. ... Jackson hasn't started against the Yankees since 2012, when he allowed two earned runs over six innings.
The Yankees continue their road trip with a three-game set in Cleveland, starting on Friday at 7:10 p.m. Neither team has announced their starting pitcher yet for the series opener.