Yankees visit the Blue Jays to start 3-game series
New York Yankees (94-58, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (86-67, second in the AL East)
Toronto; Monday, 7:07 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: Luis Severino (6-3, 3.36 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 101 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.32 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 194 strikeouts)
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Blue Jays host the New York Yankees on Monday to open a three-game series.
Toronto has a 43-32 record at home and an 86-67 record overall. The Blue Jays are 35-19 in games when they hit two or more home runs.
New York has a 38-36 record on the road and a 94-58 record overall. Yankees hitters are batting a collective .241, which ranks ninth in the AL.
Monday’s game is the 17th time these teams match up this season. The Yankees hold a 9-7 advantage in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto with 30 home runs while slugging .479. George Springer is 12-for-40 with three home runs and 11 RBI over the last 10 games.
Aaron Judge has 28 doubles and 60 home runs while hitting .314 for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres is 15-for-38 with three doubles and three home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 5-5, .256 batting average, 5.63 ERA, outscored by one run
Yankees: 8-2, .277 batting average, 4.50 ERA, outscored opponents by 21 runs
INJURIES: Blue Jays: Santiago Espinal: 10-Day IL (oblique), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Tayler Saucedo: 60-Day IL (hip), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 60-Day IL (forearm), Nate Pearson: 60-Day IL (mono)
Yankees: Wandy Peralta: 15-Day IL (back), Frankie Montas: 15-Day IL (shoulder), DJ LeMahieu: 10-Day IL (toe), Luis Gil: 60-Day IL (elbow), Andrew Benintendi: 10-Day IL (wrist), Albert Abreu: 15-Day IL (elbow), Matt Carpenter: 10-Day IL (foot), Miguel Castro: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Michael King: 60-Day IL (elbow), Chad Green: 60-Day IL (elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
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