The New York Yankees continue their post season hunt Sunday afternoon on TBS as they close out a three-game weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The “Bronx Bombers” just wrapped the second win of the series earlier today, taking Game Two 11-6 against Toronto. Luis Severino (15-6) was credited with the win for New York while Sean Reid-Foley (0-2) took the loss for the Jays.
J.A. Happ (13-6) is expected to get the start Sunday afternoon for the Yankees. His last time on the mound was August 14 against Tampa Bay. Happ was credited with the win in the Yanks’ 4-1 victory over the Rays in that game, allowing only 1 hit and 4 walks over 7 innings while striking out 4 batters.
Ryan Borucki (2-2) is expected to get the start for Toronto. His last time on the mound was also August 14 when Toronto took on the Royals. Jake Petricka (2-1) was credited with the win for Toronto while Borucki struggled slightly over the course of just four innings. Borucki only struck out one batter while allowing four runs on six hits, four earned runs and four walks, so he’ll be looking to improve Sunday afternoon when the Blue Jays close out this weekend’s series against the Yankees in the teams’ American League East matchup.
While the Yankees (76-46) — currently second in the American League — have taken two of three already this weekend from the Blue Jays, it won’t make too much difference in the race against long-time rivals the Boston Red Sox. However, one more win is still critical for the “Pinstripers” because New York is just ahead of Houston (74-48) and Oakland (73-49) in the American League standings, so Sunday’s game will still have its own importance for New York as it tries to maintain its place in the race to the post season.
The Blue Jays also have nothing to lose as they sit below the cutoff line in the American League standings for the post season at 55-67 with little chance at a playoff spot. This weekend’s losses have Toronto in the midst of a two-game losing streak and have dropped the team to 4-6 in its last 10 games. The losses drop Toronto’s road record now to 26-35 so far on the season versus a 29-32 home record, so by the numbers, the odds are in New York’s favor to sweep this weekend’s series against Toronto.
Brian Anderson will anchor Sunday’s broadcast live from New York. He will be joined in the booth by analyst Ron Darling for additional commentary. Coverage is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. live on TBS. More information on Sunday’s game and all of the network’s Major League Baseball coverage is available online now at:
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