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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Masahiro Tanaka vs. R.A. Dickey

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So far this series has been ugly for the Yankees as they lost the first three games against the Toronto Blue Jays. Now 4.5 games behind the division leaders, New York needs a win today in order to keep pace with the team that no one can seem to beat. They also need today's game to stay ahead of the wild card standings, with the Texas Rangers just three games behind the Yankees and the Minnesota Twins just one game behind them.

Unfortunately, the Yankees have the incredibly poor luck of having to face a knuckleball pitcher in R.A. Dickey, so things are really going against them at the moment. The last time they saw Dickey, it was the beginning of an incredibly bad month of August. Let's hope that things are better this time around.

Today's Lineups

TORONTO BLUE JAYS NEW YORK YANKEES
Ben Revere - LF Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Josh Donaldson - 3B Brett Gardner - LF
Jose Bautista - RF Carlos Beltran - RF
Chris Colabello - DH Brian McCann - C
Justin Smoak - 1B Alex Rodriguez - DH
Kevin Pillar - CF Chase Headley - 3B
Ryan Goins - SS Dustin Ackley - 1B
Cliff Pennington - 2B Didi Gregorius - SS
Josh Thole - C Stephen Drew - 2B
R.A. Dickey - RHP Masahiro Tanaka - RHP