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Toronto Blue Jays host New York Yankees on Saturday

Toronto Blue Jays host New York Yankees on Saturday
Toronto Blue Jays host New York Yankees on Saturday

New York Yankees (53-31, second in the AL East) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (37-44, fifth in the AL East)

Toronto; Saturday, 3:07 PM EDT

PROBABLE PITCHING: Yankees: Nestor Cortes Jr. (4-6, 3.40 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 93 strikeouts); Blue Jays: Chris Bassitt (6-6, 3.45 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 83 strikeouts)

Bottom line: The Toronto Blue Jays face the New York Yankees on Saturday.

Toronto has a 19-20 record at home and an overall record of 37-44. The Blue Jays have the 10th team slugging percentage in the AL at .374.

New York has a 53-31 overall record and a 29-17 road record. Yankees hitters have a combined on-base percentage of .332, the second-best percentage in MLB play.

Saturday’s game marks the ninth time these teams have faced each other this season. The season series is tied at 4-4.

TOP PERFORMERS: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 12 homers, 38 walks and 44 RBI while hitting .291 for the Blue Jays. Isiah Kiner-Falefa is 14-for-36 with three homers and five RBI over his last 10 games.

Aaron Judge has a .310 batting average to lead the Yankees, with 23 doubles, a triple and 30 home runs. Anthony Volpe is 12-for-44 with two RBI over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jays: 2-8, .257 batting average, 5.97 ERA, outscored by 19 runs

Yankees: 3-7, .230 batting average, 6.95 ERA, outscored by 23 runs

INJURIES: Blue Jays: George Springer: Daily (hand), Yimi Garcia: 15-Day IL (elbow), Jordan Romano: 15-Day IL (elbow), Alek Manoah: 15-Day IL (elbow)

Yankees: Nick Burdi: 60-day IL (hip), Giancarlo Stanton: 10-day IL (hamstring), Anthony Rizzo: 60-day IL (wrist), Clarke Schmidt: 60-day IL (lat), Cody Poteet: 15-day IL ( triceps), Ian Hamilton: 15 days IL (lat), Jon Berti: 60 days IL (calf), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60 days IL (elbow), JT Brubaker: 60 days IL (elbow), Lou Trivino: 60 days IL ( elbow), Scott Effross: 60 days IL (back)

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The Associated Press produced this story using technology from Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.