AL East Division foes will clash on Tuesday night, when the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays open up a series from Rogers Centre. On Monday, the Yankees split a doubleheader in Detroit. New York took the opener behind a solid pitching performance from Luis Severino. The Yankees are 20 games above .500 overall and in a virtual tie with Boston for the division lead.
Thirty-seven year old southpaw C.C. Sabathia (2-1 3.73 ERA) will head to the hill for the Yankees on Tuesday. Sabathia is winless in his last five starts and has allowed 20 runs over his last 24 plus frames.
The Toronto Blue Jays had yesterday off and are returning home after winning just three games on their most recent nine-game road trip. On Sunday, Justin Smoak had three hits and went deep to power the Blue Jays to an 8-4 victory over Detroit. Toronto snapped a five-game losing streak with the win and are seven games below .500 overall.
Thirty-four year old righty Marco Estrada (2-6 5.68 ERA) will take the mound for the Blue Jays in this matchup. In his last 14 starts versus the Yankees, Estrada is 6-3 with a 3.86 ERA.