In a game that has the potential for a lot of runs, CC Sabathia (0-4, 5.40 ERA) and the New York Yankees (17-10) are in Toronto to take on Mark Buehrle (3-2, 6.75 ERA) and the Blue Jays (13-15). This is the last of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Yankees won the last game 6-3 and the series is currently tied 1-1. Action begins at 7:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May. 6 and can be seen on YES and RSN.
Buehrle is 1-14 with a 6.21 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, and 73 strikeouts against the Yankees. Russell Martin (.263, 18 Rs, 6 HRs, 17 RBIs, 2 SBs) had another good game yesterday, going 3 for 4 with one run, one home run, and one RBI. Against the Blue Jays, Sabathia is 15-5 with a 3.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 138 strikeouts. Brett Gardner (.309, 18 Rs, 2 HRs, 13 RBIs, 8 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one run.
Toronto is a narrow -114 favorite at home against New York. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at nine runs for this matchup. The Blue Jays have an overall money line of -214 and a record as the favorite of 7-5. Toronto is unbeaten as the favorite and has a 4-6 SU record in its last ten outings. The Blue Jays are one of the best in the MLB in terms of extra base hits with 96.
In the other locker room, New York is coming in with an overall money line of +611 and an impressive record of 9-5 as the dog. They played solid baseball as the underdog over their last 10 games with a 3-1 record, and a 7-3 record SU. The Yankees have a dynamic offense, ranking third in the league with 91 extra base hits. The Yankees are an excellent base stealing team with 21 stolen bases, ranking fifth in the MLB.
The Blue Jays lead the season series, 3-2. Buehrle (LHP) will be on the hill against the Yankees, who have an excellent 4-0 record on the road against left-handed starting pitchers.
Predictions: SU Winner - NYY, O/U - Over
The Blue Jays hold a 10-11 record this season against teams in the AL East Division. The Yankees' record in these matchups is 12-8.
When the Blue Jays play into extra innings, they have a 1-0 record. The Yankees are 0-2 when their games exceed nine innings.
The Yankees are coming off of a weak pitching game where they recorded six strikeouts. The Blue Jays have a record of 7-3 when opponents' pitchers have that many strikeouts or fewer.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 11-1. The Yankees have an 11-0 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking first in runs, Toronto has earned 150 this season. New York ranks fourth with 131 runs.
Ranking sixth, Toronto is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 92 this season. New York ranks in the top five at second with 97.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, they are 10-7. When the Yankees hit at least one homer, they have a 13-8 record.