Luis Cessa (4-0, 4.17 ERA) and Aaron Sanchez (13-2, 2.88 ERA) start in the second of a three-game series between the New York Yankees (71-65) and the Toronto Blue Jays (77-60) at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won the last game 5-3, and New York leads the series 1-0. Action begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sep. 6 and can be seen on RSN and YES.
Cessa pitched 6.0 innings in his last outing, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking one in a 5-4 win over the Royals. Carlos Beltran (.296, 66 Rs, 26 HRs, 81 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run. Sanchez went 6.0 innings, surrendering one runs (one unearned), striking out two and walking three in a 5-3 win over the Orioles in his most recent start. Edwin Encarnacion (.268, 85 Rs, 36 HRs, 110 RBIs, 2 SBs) has been successful at the plate, going 3 for 4 yesterday with two RBIs.
The Yankees hold a 23-30 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Blue Jays' record in these matchups is 32-26.
The Yankees managed to give up five walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Blue Jays who are coming in with a 26-16 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Blue Jays are 9-46. The Yankees have a 12-54 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 20th in home runs, New York has hit 149 this season. Toronto ranks second with 197 home runs.
Ranking 21st, New York is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 391 this season. Toronto ranks in the top five at third with 514.
When the Yankees hit at least one home run, they are 53-33, well-matched with the Blue Jays who are 69-34 when hitting one or more homers.