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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MLB : Blue Jays, Yankees Face Off in the Bronx

The Toronto Blue Jays (67-52) came into the week on top of the American League East, but the New York Yankees (61-57) won the first game of their three-game set. The Yankees will host the Jays for Game 3 on Wednesday.

The Blue Jays will give the ball to JA Happ (16-3 W-L, 2.96 ERF), who tossed six shutout innings of four-hit ball in a 7-0 win over Tampa Bay at home. Happ struck out seven and walked two. His last loss came back on June 6 against the Detroit Tigers. The 33-year-old southpaw is 5-2 in 12 career starts against the Yankees, posting a 3.93 ERA. He’s also 6-2 in 11 road starts with an ERA of 3.15.

The Yankees counter with CC Sabathia (7-9 W-L, 4.20 ERA), who also played the Rays at home in his last start. He allowed three runs on four hits over six innings in a 6-3 win, striking out seven and walking three. The 36-year-old southpaw and former Cy Young winner is 15-8 in 24 career starts against the Blue Jays with an ERA of 3.20. Sabathia is 2-6 in 10 starts at home this season with an ERA of 4.78.

MLB : Blue Jays Visit Yankees

MLB : Blue Jays, Yankees Face Off in the Bronx

MLB Odds: Happ Leads Blue Jays into Yankee Stadium On Wednesday
The spotlight is on the American League East on Wednesday when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays. JA Happ, the American League wins leader, will take the mound for the Blue Jays.

Happ has 16 wins and is going for No. 17 against the Yankees, who will respond with CC Sabathia. Happ hasn't lost a decision since June 6 when the Blue Jays lost 11-0 to the Detroit Tigers. Sabathia, on the other hand, is 2-5 in his last 10 starts and is far from the Cy Young winner he used to be. The game starts at 1:05 PM ET.

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