An American League East battle concludes Wednesday night when the New York Yankees (95-59, 39-37 away) visit the Toronto Blue Jays (87-68, 44-33 home). New York is running away with the AL East and are going to win the division this year. Toronto currently occupies the top AL Wild Card spot and are eight games clear of safety.
Aaron Judge is going to win the AL MVP this season as he leads the Yankees with a .314 batting average, 60 home runs and 128 RBIs. New York is hitting .242 and the pitching staff has combined for a 3.34 ERA and 1.12 WHIP.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr has been mashing this season and he leads Toronto with 30 home runs and 92 RBIs. Alejandro Kirk has a team high .292 batting average. The Blue Jays are batting .261 and the pitching staff has combined for a 3.94 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Yankees vs Blue Jays Pick & Prediction
Last time out, New York evened up the series, and won the AL East title, with a 5-2-win Tuesday night. Toronto got out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a George Springer solo shot in the bottom of the first, but it was all New York after that. The Yankees took the lead with two runs in the top of the third inning, extended it with one run in the fifth, and clinched the game with two more runs in the top of the sixth inning. Toronto scored one run in the bottom of the sixth inning, but it was too little too late. New Yok outhit Toronto 11-8 in this one.
Gleyber Torres went 3-5 with three RBIs in the win. The Aaron Judge home run watch is still on as he went 0-1 with four (!) walks and two runs scored for New York. George Springer went 2-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs scored in the loss. Jameson Taillon improved to 14-5, Jose Berrios fell to 11-7, and Lou Trevino saved his first game of the season.
Pitching Matchup: Gerrit Cole (12-7, 3.49 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) vs Mitch White (1-6, 5.12 ERA, 1.41 WHIP)
New York has been hot as they are 8-1 in their last nine games overall and are 10-4 in their last 14 games in Toronto. The Yankees are 9-1 in their last 10 games against AL opponents but are just 2-5 in their last seven games against the Blue Jays. Toronto is 6-6 in their last 12 games overall and are 14-7 in their last 21 games against teams from the American League East.
Gerrit Cole will be ready to go, even after Tuesday’s celebrations and will lead the Yankees to a series win.
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