Yankees bring 1-0 series advantage over Blue Jays into game 2
Toronto Blue Jays (16-13, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (20-8, first in the AL East)
New York; Wednesday, 12:35 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Jose Berrios (2-1, 5.34 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 20 strikeouts); Yankees: Jameson Taillon (2-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 21 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Yankees -144, Blue Jays +122; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Yankees lead 1-0 in a two-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
New York has a 12-4 record at home and a 20-8 record overall. The Yankees have an 11-4 record in games when they have more hits than their opponents.
Toronto has gone 10-6 in home games and 16-13 overall. The Blue Jays have a 10-3 record in games when they did not give up a home run.
The teams meet Wednesday for the ninth time this season. The Yankees are ahead 5-3 in the season series.
TOP PERFORMERS: Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with nine home runs while slugging .608. Giancarlo Stanton is 10-for-38 with four home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has eight doubles, two home runs and 11 RBI for the Blue Jays. George Springer is 8-for-32 with three home runs over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 8-2, .210 batting average, 1.94 ERA, outscored opponents by 24 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .219 batting average, 4.76 ERA, outscored by 17 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)