The Yankees head into today’s action with a 91-57 record. They trail Boston by 10.5 games in the AL East race, while leading the Athletics by 1.5 for the top Wild Card berth. The Bombers turn to Lance Lynn (9-10, 5.01 ERA), as they close out the season series against Toronto. He will be opposed by left-hander Thomas Pannone (2-1, 4.13 ERA).
Lynn has produced mixed results in seven starts since joining the Yankees rotation. He coughed up five runs or more in three of those outings, while limiting opponents to two runs or fewer three times. He won his last start against the Mariners in Seattle, allowing two runs on just three hits and no walks over six innings. New York is 5-2 in games started by Lynn.
Pannone has made just nine big-league appearances, including three starts. His most recent start earned him a win against the AL Central champion Indians on September 9th. He went 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. The 24-year-old rookie made a relief appearance in mop-up duty against the Bombers in Yankee Stadium on August 19th. Pannone entered the game with two on and two out in the bottom of the sixth, with the Blue Jays trailing 10-2. He retired Shane Robinson on a fly ball to end the rally, and then pitched a perfect seventh inning by retiring Brett Gardner, Aaron Hicks, and Giancarlo Stanton in order.
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)