New York hosts Toronto after Tanaka’s strong performance
New York; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: New York heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka went seven innings, giving up one run on four hits with six strikeouts against Los Angeles.
The Yankees are 52-19 against teams from the AL East. New York’s team on-base percentage of .340 is second in the American League. Luke Voit leads the club with an OBP of .383.
The Blue Jays are 28-39 against division opponents. Toronto ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .238 batting average. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the team with an average of .274.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 6-4, .276 batting average, 3.29 ERA, outscored opponents by 34 runs
Blue Jays: 7-3, .282 batting average, 5.38 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Yankees Injuries: Jonathan Holder: (shoulder), J.A. Happ: (bicep), David Hale: (spine), Dellin Betances: (achilles), Jake Barrett: (elbow), Mike Tauchman: (calf), Aaron Judge: (shoulder), Aaron Hicks: (elbow), Jacoby Ellsbury: (hip), Edwin Encarnacion: (oblique), Greg Bird: (foot), Miguel Andujar: (labrum), Gary Sanchez: (groin).