Aaron Sanchez (4-1, 3.29 ERA) and the Toronto Blue Jays (28-26) square off against Masahiro Tanaka (3-0, 2.89 ERA) and the New York Yankees (24-27) in a game that has the potential to be low scoring. This is the last of a three-game series at the Rogers Centre. The Blue Jays won the last game 4-1, and Toronto leads the series 2-0. Action begins at 7:07 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Jun. 1 and can be seen on RSN and YES.
Sanchez pitched 6.2 innings in his most recent start, surrendering four runs (one unearned), striking out six and walking two in a 7-5 win over the Red Sox. Michael Saunders (.291, 25 Rs, 9 HRs, 18 RBIs) went 1 for 4 yesterday with one RBI. Tanaka went 7.0 innings, surrendering zero runs and striking out four in a 4-1 win over the Rays in his last outing. Carlos Beltran (.265, 27 Rs, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday.
The odds for Toronto and New York are Blue Jays -120, while the Over/Under (O/U) is currently 8.
The Blue Jays have controlled the season series, 6-2.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
The Yankees are struggling at 9-14 in their division, while the Blue Jays sit at 16-15.
The Blue Jays are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Yankees have a 7-12 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
It looks like the Blue Jays have a slight leg up on the Yankees, as the Blue Jays have won their last two games while the Yankees have lost their last two.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 21-7. The Yankees have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 27th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 193 this season. Toronto ranks in the top half at 13th with 225.
Ranking 16th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 155 this season. Toronto ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 185.
The Blue Jays are 24-15 in games where they hit one or more home runs. The Yankees are 18-16 when they hit at least one homer.