New York Yankees Series Preview: Yanks Head North Of The Border To Clash With Jays

AP Photo/ Nathan Denette
AP Photo/ Nathan Denette

Today, the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays will square off in the first American League East clash for the Bombers in 2016.

By Christian Kouroupakis

Last season the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays participated in an epic AL East race that ultimately ended in Toronto’s favor.

The Yankees led the division by seven games prior to the trade deadline, but thanks to the acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price, Toronto was able to go 42-18 to throw the Bombers in the back seat.

It was the largest blown division lead in Yankees’ history.

Today, on Tanaka Tuesday, the Yankees look to re-write the script and take the first series from the defending division champions.

New York, coming off a weather-shortened series split with the Detroit Tigers, have a tall task as they head to the hostile Rogers Centre to face baseball’s highest-scoring lineup over the last two seasons.

It should be an entertaining matchup between two American League powerhouses as their goals are exactly the same: win the World Series.

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