The Yankees head into today’s action with a 56-29 record, two games behind the Red Sox in the AL East race. New York sends its ace to the hill this afternoon, seeking to avoid handing the Blue Jays a series win. Luis Severino (13-2, 1.98 ERA) takes on southpaw J.A. Happ (10-4, 4.03 ERA).
Severino finished third in the Cy Young Award voting last year, and he’s succeeded in kicking it up a notch this season. The right-hander leads the majors in wins, OPS against (.533), and trails only Jacob deGrom (1.79) in ERA. Sevy carries a 13 2/3 scoreless inning streak as he seeks to become MLB’s first 14-game winner today.
In his last start against Boston, Severino threw 6 2/3 innings of two-hit shutout ball. In the start before that, he hurled seven scoreless innings against the Phillies. Sevy has produced 14 quality starts this year, while the Yankees are 16-2 in games started by him.
In Happ, the Yankees get a look at one of their potential trade targets. The 35-year-old got shelled in his last start against the Tigers, when he allowed seven runs on 10 hits. It was the second seven-run outing of the season for Happ. He’s also produced three scoreless efforts and eight quality starts.
We’ve got #SevySeason tonight.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 7, 2018
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We've got quite the pitching matchup for you today!— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 7, 2018
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How to watch
Location: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
First pitch: 4:07 PM EDT
TV channel: YES
Online streaming: MLB.tv (out-of-market only)
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (full listings)
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