Now a second place team, the New York Yankees head to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays for the right to lead the AL East once again.

By Robby Sabo

New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays: Tale Of Two StoriesThe Toronto Blue Jays (64-52) are hot. Not hot in the sense that baseball took time out of its day to give a short round of applause, but scorching hot in the way that has many thinking 2015 is finally their year.

Since the acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, they’ve won 11 straight, including a three-game washout of the New York Yankees (62-51) last weekend in the Bronx.

Losing five in a row prior to Thursday night, the Yanks couldn’t have more go wrong. A dead lineup (eight runs in 10 games) and downtrodden attitudes has turned the AL East upside down within the matter of 10 days.

Despite all of it, Joe Girardi’s club still has a chance to completely rewrite the script.

Over the next three days, starting tonight in Toronto, New York faces the hottest team in baseball.

This weekend will be a reminder of the good old frustrating days of the early 1990s with Roberto Alomar, Jimmy Key and John Olerud doing damage from Canada.

The pitching matchup will feature Ivan Nova (4-4, 3.52 ERA) and the man who shut down the Yankees last Saturday, David Price (11-4, 2.53 ERA).

Righty Chris Young will get the start in right-field and bat seventh in favor of Carlos Beltran. Aside from that, and Branden Ryan playing second, Girardi’s lineup is status quo.

The Toronto lineup is business as usual.

  • TV Schedule: YES Network, 7:07 PM ET
  • Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario

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