On Monday, the Toronto Blue Jays open a four-game series on the road in the Big Apple against the New York Yankees. Toronto is 72-62 following a 10-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday. Jose Berrios held Oakland hitless into the fifth inning and Teoscar Hernandez hit career home run No. 100. Toronto is fourth in the American League East 13 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr has a batting average of .315, 39 home runs, 97 RBIs, 156 hits and an on-base percentage of .407 to lead Toronto in each of the five categories. Marcus Semien is second in home runs with 34 and Teoscar Hernandez is second in RBIs with 92. On Monday, Toronto will send Hyun Jin Ryu to the mound. The left-hander is 12-8 with an ERA of 3.92, 121 Ks and 33 BBs
The New York Yankees are 78-57 following a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Aroldis Chapman served up a sacrifice fly to the Orioles in the top of the ninth inning that led to New York's loss. The Yankees have lost five of the last seven and are second in the American League East 7 ½ games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays.
Aaron Judge is batting .297 to lead New York and the right fielder has team highs in home runs with 30, RBIs with 75 and on-base percentage at .386. Second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 137. On Monday, the New York Yankees will send Jameson Taillon to the mound. The right-hander is 8-5 with an ERA of 4.44, 131 Ks and 40 BBs.