Blue Jays at Yankees 7/13/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
MLB: 1:05 PM EST
Jul. 13, 2019
The Saturday MLB schedule will get underway with a matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees from the Bronx. Last night, Toronto managed just six hits during a 4-0 series opening loss against New York. SP Aaron Sanchez gave up four runs in five innings and fell to 3-13 on the year for the Blue Jays, who are 24 games below .500 overall.
Thirty-five year old southpaw Clayton Richard (1-5 6.23 ERA) will take the ball for the Blue Jays on Saturday. Through 43 plus innings, Richard has surrendered nine home runs and is allowing a .298 opponents’ batting average.
The New York Yankees have won 32 of their 46 home games and are starting to run away with the AL East Division. On Friday, SP Domingo German struck out seven batters and allowed three hits across six innings to improve to 11-2. Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and drove in three runs for the Yankees, who lead Tampa Bay by 6.5 games for first place.
New York manager Brett Boone will turn to veteran left-hander J.A. Happ (7-4 5.02 ERA) in this contest. In his last start against Toronto, Happ allowed four hits and one run across seven solid frames during a 6-2 road victory.
Recent Betting Trends:
Blue Jays are 1-6 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
Yankees are 7-1 in Happs last 8 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Over is 8-2-1 in Blue Jays last 11 road games.
Over is 16-5-1 in Yankees last 22 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Over is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in New York.
Free Betting Pick: OVER 11.5
New York OF 1B Luke Voit (abdomen) did some running and fielding drills on Sunday. Through 92 games, Toronto ranks 25th in OPS and 22nd in runs scored. For the season, New York ranks 5th in OPS and 3rd in runs scored. Look for both offense to push this game over the total. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 9-5.