New York’s LeMahieu puts 11-game hit streak on the line against Blue Jays
New York; Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: DJ LeMahieu is riding an 11-game hitting streak as New York readies to play Toronto.
The Yankees are 24-7 against opponents from the AL East. The New York offense has compiled a .262 batting average as a team this season, good for eighth in the majors. LeMahieu leads the team with a mark of .333.
The Blue Jays are 10-16 against division opponents. Toronto ranks last in the American League in hitting with a .228 batting average. Eric Sogard leads the club with an average of .301. The Yankees won the last meeting 4-3. Nestor Cortes Jr. earned his third victory and LeMahieu went 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run and an RBI for New York. Clayton Richard took his fourth loss for Toronto.
TOP PERFORMERS: Gleyber Torres leads the Yankees with 33 extra base hits and is slugging .552. LeMahieu is 18-for-36 with two triples, four home runs and 11 RBIs over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 9-1, .289 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored opponents by 31 runs
Blue Jays: 4-6, .265 batting average, 5.52 ERA, outscored opponents by three runs
Yankees Injuries: Luis Severino: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jordan Montgomery: 60-day IL (elbow), Jonathan Loaisiga: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ben Heller: 60-day IL (elbow), Domingo German: 10-day IL (hip), Dellin Betances: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jake Barrett: 60-day IL (elbow), Giancarlo Stanton: day-to-day (knee), Cameron Maybin: 10-day IL (calf), Jacoby Ellsbury: 60-day IL (hip), Troy Tulowitzki: 60-day IL (calf), Greg Bird: 60-day IL (foot), Miguel Andujar: 60-day IL (labrum).
Blue Jays Injuries: Jacob Waguespack: 10-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Tepera: 60-day IL (elbow), Matt Shoemaker: 60-day IL (knee), Elvis Luciano: 60-day IL (elbow), Edwin Jackson: 10-day IL (back), Clay Buchholz: 60-day IL (shoulder), Ryan Borucki: 60-day IL (elbow), Dalton Pompey: 60-day IL (concussion), Devon Travis: 60-day IL (knee), Justin Smoak: 10-day IL (hamstring).