In the first of a three-game series between the Toronto Blue Jays (26-26) and the New York Yankees (24-25) at the Rogers Centre, Marco Estrada (2-2, 2.76 ERA) and Ivan Nova (3-2, 3.65 ERA) get the ball. The game gets underway at 7:07 p.m. ET on Monday, May. 30 and will air on RSN and YES.
In his last start, Estrada pitched 7.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out two and walking four in an 8-4 victory over the Yankees. Josh Donaldson (.256, 39 Rs, 13 HRs, 29 RBIs, 3 SBs) went 1 for 5 yesterday. The Yankees were unsuccessful against the Blue Jays 8-4 the last time Nova pitched. He went 6.2 innings, giving up four runs, striking out eight and walking two. Carlos Beltran (.263, 26 Rs, 12 HRs, 31 RBIs) went 1 for 3 yesterday with one run, one home run, and one RBI.
The odds are Blue Jays -150 for this game and the Over/Under (O/U) is presently 9.
The Blue Jays have mostly come out on top against the Yankees in their previous six games this season, earning a 4-2 record.
Predictions: SU Winner - TOR
The Blue Jays are 14-15 against their divisional rivals, while the Yankees are 9-12 against their division.
Toronto has won 43% (9-12) of its games when leading after seven innings. However, New York has won 54% (14-12) of its games when taking a late lead.
The Yankees are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Blue Jays have an 8-8 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they outhit their opponents, the Blue Jays are 19-7. The Yankees have a 17-2 record when outhitting opponents.
Ranking 25th, New York sits near the bottom of the league in runs, scoring 190 this season. Toronto ranks in the top half at 13th with 217.
Ranking 17th, New York is in the bottom half of the league in walks, notching 150 this season. Toronto ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 182.
When the Blue Jays hit at least one home run, they are 22-15, well-matched with the Yankees who are 18-15 when hitting one or more homers.