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New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays - 6/26/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
Date & Time Wednesday June 26, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
The Line
New York Yankees -250 / Toronto Blue Jays +230 O/U: 10
TV Channel
YES
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees will finish off their MLB series with a game three on Wednesday.

In the Monday game, the Yankees jumped out to a big lead but had to hang on for a 10-8 win. On Tuesday, New York set the MLB record for consecutive games with a homer (28) in a 4-3 win.

For the Wednesday game, the Jays will be bringing out Trent Thornton for the start. In his 82.2 innings and 2-5 record this year, Thornton has a 4.25 ERA with 87 Ks and 38 BBs.

Toronto managed seven hits in the loss Tuesday. The only player with more than one hit was Lourdes Gurriel with a 2-for-4 line and one run scored.

Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re sending out James Paxton on Wednesday. Across 60.0 innings and a 5-3 record this year, Paxton has a 3.75 ERA with 78 Ks and 24 BBs.

New York’s offense kept pouring it on in Tuesday’s win with 10 hits. Aaron Judge homered, and DJ LeMahieu finished with a solo home run and a triple.

The Blue Jays are 11-30 in their last 41 Wednesday games and 4-11 in their last 15 in game three of a series. Toronto is 1-4 in Thornton’s last five starts versus the AL East and 0-4 in his last four after a quality start.

Meanwhile, the Yanks are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games and 13-3 in their last 16 in game three of a series. New York is 5-0 in Paxton’s last five starts with four days’ rest and 5-1 in his last six home starts.

Thornton has been doing pretty well on the mound over his last few games. He’s got consecutive quality starts to his credit, and in that pair he’s allowed just two earned in 13.0 innings.

As for Paxton, he was sketchy against the Mets but since is 2-0 with three earned in his last 11.0 innings.

This one may be close coming out of the gate. Thornton stood tall on the road against Boston and Houston his last two outings. Still, the Yankees are just the better team all around so I’m going New York.

Pick:
New York Yankees -250

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