Yankees begin 2-game series at home against the Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays (16-12, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (18-8, first in the AL East)
New York; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.35 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Yankees: Luis Severino (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, 18 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -164, Blue Jays +141; over/under is 7 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays to begin a two-game series.
New York is 18-8 overall and 11-4 in home games. Yankees hitters have a collective .313 on-base percentage, the fifth-ranked percentage in the AL.
Toronto has a 16-12 record overall and a 10-6 record at home. The Blue Jays have the sixth-best team slugging percentage in MLB play at .400.
The teams square off Tuesday for the eighth time this season. The Yankees lead the season series 4-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: DJ LeMahieu ranks fifth on the Yankees with a .282 batting average, and has five doubles, two home runs, seven walks and nine RBI. Aaron Judge is 10-for-36 with five home runs and 13 RBI over the last 10 games.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has four doubles and seven home runs for the Blue Jays. Bo Bichette is 14-for-41 with four doubles and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 8-2, .223 batting average, 1.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 28 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .212 batting average, 4.81 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
INJURIES: Yankees: Tim Locastro: 10-Day IL (lat), Ben Rortvedt: 10-Day IL (oblique), Stephen Ridings: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Domingo German: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Zack Britton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Blue Jays: Tayler Saucedo: 10-Day IL (hip), Cavan Biggio: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Hyun-Jin Ryu: 10-Day IL (forearm), Danny Jansen: 10-Day IL (oblique), Nate Pearson: 10-Day IL (mono)