Toronto Blue Jays (74-62) vs. New York Yankees (78-59)
September 7, 2021 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: New York Yankees -238 / Toronto Blue Jays +170; Over/Under: +9
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The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees meet Tuesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. The Blue Jays look to build on their five-game winning streak. The Yankees need a win after losing seven of their last nine games.
The Toronto Blue Jays have scored 26 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have won six straight games when scoring four or more runs. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 162 hits and 98 RBI while Bo Bichette and Marcus Semien have combined for 302 hits and 169 RBI. Steven Matz gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 3.80 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Matz is 2-3 with a 5.77 ERA and 35 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 140 hits and 54 RBI while Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 245 hits and 148 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 14-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 215 strikeouts this season. Cole is 5-0 with a 2.64 ERA and 51 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 9-4 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series. The Yankees are 24-9 in their last 33 games as a favorite and 51-23 in their last 74 Tuesday games. The under is 12-4 in Blue Jays last 16 overall. The under is 9-4-1 in Yankees last 14 home games. The Blue Jays are 8-18 in the last 26 meetings in New York.
There’s good reason why the Yankees are big favorites here, as Cole has been pitching out of his mind lately and he’s owned the Blue Jays in his career. However, the Blue Jays are playing the better baseball at the moment and the Yankees have thrown up on themselves over the last week. Also, Matz has allowed just 29 hits and six earned runs in his last 32.2 innings. While the line is probably right, there’s tons of value with the Blue Jays here.