New York Yankees (76-39, first in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (47-71, fourth in the AL East)
; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Yankees: J.A. Happ (9-6, 5.24 ERA) Blue Jays: Sean Reid-Foley (1-2, 2.49 ERA)
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 runs
BOTTOM LINE: New York enters the game as winners of their last nine games.
The Blue Jays are 19-32 against opponents from the AL East. Toronto is slugging .423 as a unit. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the team with a .548 slugging percentage, including 39 extra-base hits and 19 home runs.
The Yankees are 43-14 against teams from the AL East. New York has a team on-base percentage of .344, good for second in the American League. DJ LeMahieu leads the team with a mark of .388. The Yankees won the last meeting 12-6. Domingo German secured his 15th victory and Gio Urshela went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs for New York. Thomas Pannone took his fifth loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddy Galvis leads the Blue Jays with 43 extra base hits and is slugging .456. Bo Bichette is 19-for-45 with nine doubles, four home runs and seven RBIs over the last 10 games for Toronto.
LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 45 extra base hits and is batting .340. Urshela has 15 hits and is batting .469 over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 6-4, .276 batting average, 3.86 ERA, outscored opponents by 15 runs
Yankees: 9-1, .290 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 41 runs
Blue Jays Injuries: Ryan Tepera: (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (knee), Clayton Richard: (lat), Elvis Luciano: (elbow), Nick Kingham: (oblique), Clay Buchholz: (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: (elbow), Lourdes Gurriel Jr.: (leg), Devon Travis: (knee), Luke Maile: (oblique).
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Miguel Andujar: (labrum), Greg Bird: (foot), Edwin Encarnacion: (wrist), Gleyber Torres: (core), Luke Voit: (hernia), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Giancarlo Stanton: (knee), CC Sabathia: (knee), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Dellin Betances: (shoulder), David Hale: (spine), Ben Heller: (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: (elbow), Gary Sanchez: (groin).