The Yankees continue their three-game series against the Blue Jays on Saturday at 4:07 p.m.
Luis Severino's 1.98 ERA is lowest in the American League, second in the majors only to Jacob deGrom (1.79). Severino needs 10 strikeouts to reach 500 career K's. ... Aaron Hicks hit his 16th home run of the season on Friday at Toronto, setting a new career high. ... The Yankees will face a left-handed starter for the fifth time in their last eight games. ... The Yankees have four wins against the Blue Jays in Toronto this season, tying their most in a single-season in the last eight years.
|Curtis Granderson, LF||Brett Gardner, LF|
|Lourdes Guirrel, 2B||Aaron Judge, RF|
|Yangervis Solarte, 3B||Giancarlo Stanton, DH|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Aaron Hicks, CF|
|Kendrys Morales, DH||Miguel Andujar, 3B|
|Kevin Pillar, CF||Didi Gregorius, SS|
|Randal Grichuk, RF||Brandon Drury, 2B|
|Luke Maile, C||Kyle Higashioka, C|
|Aledmys Diaz, SS||Greg Bird, 1B|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Luis Severino (1.98 ERA/2.25 FIP, 0.95 WHIP in 118 innings this season), who earned a win against the Red Sox in his last start. He threw 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits with six strikeouts and three walks.
Severino hasn't given up a run in his last two starts and hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 10.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
LHP J.A. Happ (4.03 ERA/3.65 FIP, 1.196 WHIP in 10 games, including 8 starts) who struggled in his last start against the Tigers. He allowed seven runs on 10 hits over 5.2 innings with four strikeouts and a walk.
Happ, heavily rumored to be a trade deadline target for the Yankees, has allowed three or more runs in three consecutive starts.