The Yankees (97-51, 10.0 GA in AL East) start a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays (57-90, 39.5 GB in AL East) at 7:07 p.m. at the Rogers Centre.
The Yankees won both ends of their doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. They won the first game 10-4, thanks to two two-run homers from Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion. In the second game of the day, the Yanks won 6-4 after CC Sabathia and Domingo German both struck out five batters. Encarnacion left the first game with a strained left oblique, while J.A. Happ left with bicep tendinitis. Then in the second game, Gary Sanchez left with left groin tightness, and RHP Tommy Kahnle injured his finger in a dugout incident.
|DJ LeMahieu, 1B||Bo Bichette, DH|
|Gleyber Torres, 2B||Cavan Biggio, 2B|
|Luke Voit, DH||Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B|
|Gio Urshela, 3B||Rowdy Tellez, 1B|
|Didi Gregorius, SS||Randal Grichuk, RF|
|Cameron Maybin, RF||Reese McGuire, C|
|Brett Gardner, CF||Teoscar Hernandez, CF|
|Clint Frazier, LF||Billy McKinney, LF|
|Austin Romine, C||Richard Urena, SS|
Who is starting for the Yankees?
RHP Masahiro Tanaka (10-8, 4.53 ERA) had an early exit in his last start on Sept. 8 against the Boston Red Sox, lasting just 4.0 innings after allowing four earned runs on eight hits. He is 4-3 with a 3.18 ERA in nine career starts at the Rogers Centre.
Who is starting for the Blue Jays?
LHP Anthony Kay (0-0, 3.18 ERA) gets his second career MLB start, after throwing 5.2 innings in his debut on Sept. 7 against the Tampa Bay Rays. He allowed two earned runs on four hits, while striking out eight and walking three. Kay was acquired by the Blue Jays from the Mets in the Marcus Stroman trade in July.
The Yankees will continue their their series with the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon at 3:07 p.m. LHP James Paxton (13-6, 3.96 ERA) starts for the Yanks, while RHP Jacob Waguespack (4-4, 4.55 ERA) takes the mound for the Blue Jays.