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Posted: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 2:06 am | Updated: 2:45 am, Wed Sep 16, 2020.

Toronto Blue Jays (26-21, third in the AL East) vs. New York Yankees (27-21, second in the AL East)

New York; Wednesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Toronto: Tanner Roark (2-1, 5.60 ERA) New York: Gerrit Cole (5-3, 3.20 ERA)

LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs

BOTTOM LINE: New York and Toronto will square off on Wednesday.

The Yankees are 18-13 against AL East opponents. New York has hit 75 home runs this season, fifth in the American League. Luke Voit leads the team with 18, averaging one every 9.1 at-bats.

The Blue Jays are 17-14 against the rest of their division. Toronto has slugged .438, good for fourth in the American League. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the club with a .506 slugging percentage, including 18 extra-base hits and eight home runs.

TOP PERFORMERS: Voit leads the Yankees with 18 home runs and has 42 RBIs.

Randal Grichuk leads the Blue Jays with nine home runs home runs and is slugging .476.

INJURIES: Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), James Paxton: (forearm), Tommy Kahnle: (forearm), Aaron Judge: (calf), Gleyber Torres: (quad).

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton: (right elbow), Matt Shoemaker: (right shoulder), Jordan Romano: (finger), Nate Pearson: (elbow), Wilmer Font: (shin), Yennsy Diaz: (lat), Teoscar Hernandez: (oblique), Rowdy Tellez: (knee).

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