The Yankees head into today’s action with a 77-46 record. They trail Boston by 10.5 games in the AL East race, while leading Oakland and Houston by 3.0 for the top Wild Card berth. The Bombers send J.A. Happ (13-6, 3.86 ERA) to the hill as they go for the sweep against the Blue Jays. In a duel of southpaws, Toronto counters with 24-year-old rookie Ryan Borucki (2-2, 3.29 ERA).
Happ has been stellar since joining the Yankees. He is 3-0 in three starts, having pitched to a 1.89 ERA across 19 innings. All three outings were quality starts. Happ was dominant in his last win versus Tampa Bay, hurling seven scoreless, one-hit frames. He faces his former team for the first time today.
Borucki has nine career starts under his belt in The Show. Six of his first seven outings were quality starts, but he struggled in his most recent two. On Tuesday at Kansas City, Borucki coughed up four runs on six hits and four walks, while only completing four frames. He lasted five innings in his previous start against Boston, when he allowed four runs on nine hits. Borucki is stingy with the longball, but prone to control problems, having permitted one home run and 18 walks over 52 innings.
How to watch
Location: Yankee Stadium
First pitch: 1:05 PM EDT
TV channel: YES
Online streaming: MLB.tv (out-of-market only)
Radio broadcast: WFAN 660/101.9 FM, WADO 1280 (full listings)