MLB Preview: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

by Dirty on July 4, 2010

Blue Jays Play the Yankees The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

Brandon Morrow will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Jays on this day. Righthander Morrow is 5-6 this season with a 4.50 ERA.

It’ll be Philip Hughes toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Righthander Hughes is 10-2 with a 3.58 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 210-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Brett Gardner belted a grand slam home run as the Yankees scored all their runs in the third inning on Saturday, beating the Blue Jays 11-3. The Yankees won that game as -175 favorites, while the 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.

Alex Rodriguez also drove in four runs for the Yankees, while Andy Pettitte improved to 10-2 with the victory, allowing five hits and three runs over his six innings.

Jose Bautista belted at two-run dinger for the Blue Jays, while Ricky Romero was tagged for eight runs over 2 2-3 innings in the loss.

Team records:
Toronto: 41-41 SU
New York: 49-31 SU

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 7-3
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Toronto is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Toronto is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
NY Yankees are 13-6 SU in their last 19 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Toronto

Next up:
Toronto home to Minnesota, Tuesday, July 6
NY Yankees at Oakland, Monday, July 5

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