New York’s LeMahieu puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays (29-50, fourth in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (50-28, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Clayton Richard (0-3, 7.46 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 14 strikeouts) Yankees: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: New York’s LeMahieu puts 10-game hit streak on the line against Blue Jays.
The Yankees are 23-7 against the rest of their division. The New York offense has compiled a .261 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the league. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with a mark of .331.
The Blue Jays are 10-15 against opponents from the AL East. The Toronto offense has compiled a .228 batting average as a team this season, last in the American League. Eric Sogard leads the team with a mark of .306. The Yankees won the last meeting 10-8. CC Sabathia notched his fifth victory and Aaron Hicks went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for New York. Aaron Sanchez registered his 10th loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 97 hits and is batting .331. Gary Sanchez is 10-for-31 with three doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 28 extra base hits and has 38 RBIs. Rowdy Tellez is 9-for-32 with two doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 9-1, .287 batting average, 3.90 ERA, outscored opponents by 34 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .264 batting average, 5.82 ERA, outscored by one run
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Domingo German: 10-day IL (hip), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 60-day IL (elbow), Cameron Maybin: 10-day IL (calf), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 60-day IL (calf), Kendrys Morales: 10-day IL (calf), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum).
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Edwin Jackson: 10-day IL (back), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Justin Smoak: 10-day IL (hamstring).