New York Yankees

After a three-game set at the stadium last week, the New York Yankees will head North of the border to take on the Toronto Blue Jays.

  • New York Yankees (24-25)
  • Toronto Blue Jays (26-26)
  • American League, 7:07 PM ET, YES Network
  • Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
Following a game in which they recorded only one hit yet took home the victory for the first time since 1914, the New York Yankees will look for more of that luck mixed in with some more opportunities as they face off against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Ivan Nova will take the hill for New York as he looks for revenge against a Blue Jays team in which he was tapped for four runs against a week ago. In his career against the birds, he is 5-6 with a 5.63 ERA but since the start of 2015, he’s 1-4 with a 7.24 ERA.

In “Super Nova’s” last four starts, he has maintained a 2.74 ERA after initiating the season as the team’s long man.

Last week against Toronto’s starter Marco Estrada, the bombers hit two home runs but were only able to register two other hits in seven innings en route to a winning decision.

The righty has surrendered five hits or fewer in seven of his nine starts so far this season and only gave up three hits on two occasions.

Tonight, the Yankees get Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira back in the lineup after missing time due to injury. Beltran missed Sunday’s game due to a sore back and Teixeira missed some time due to a neck injury. Beltran is batting .333 with four homers in his last nine games while Teixeira hasn’t had a hit since May 24 nor a home run since April 13 here at the Rogers Centre.

The Jays’ are looking to start a new winning streak after their last one ended in extra innings on Sunday against the Boston Red Sox. Their winning streak started at Yankee Stadium last Wednesday.

Jose Bautista, who homered in yesterday’s loss, is 9-for-17 in his career against Nova while his teammate, Edwin Encarnacion is 11-for-32 with a home run. He also homered on Sunday.

The Blue Jays are looking to continue a stretch against New York in which they have won ten of the past 14 contests between these two American League East. They sit only a half game above them and could really use the success to continue tonight as they hope to retain the division title.

What Happened Yesterday?

Nathan Eovaldi received no run support through six innings of work but was still able to win his fifth straight game thanks in large part to Starlin Castro’s two-run home run followed by a little “No-Run DMC” magic.

Injury Report and Roster Update:

Earlier today, the New York Yankees PR department announced that Luis Severino was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Following a strained right triceps, he was put on the 15-day disabled list and a rehab start in Tampa in which he threw three scoreless innings, the Yankees decided to have him work out his kinks in the Electric City rather than the Bronx.

Additionally, the Yankees placed Dustin Ackley on the disabled list with a torn right labrum and have called up utility man, Rob Refsnyder. Surgery is possible for Ackley.

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