Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees - 9/16/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Toronto Blue Jays (26-21) at New York Yankees (27-21)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
Tanner Roark (2-1) (5.60) vs. Gerrit Cole (5-3) (3.20)
The Line: New York Yankees -260 / Toronto Blue Jays +233 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees meet Wednesday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Blue Jays with 48 hits and 27 RBI while Randal Grichuk and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 90 hits and 54 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 5.60 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Roark is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The New York Yankees look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Yankees have cored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Yankees have won five of their last six games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 53 hits and 19 RBI while Luke Voit and Gio Urshela have combined for 77 hits and 65 RBI. Gerrit Cole gets the ball, and he is 5-3 with a 3.20 ERA and 79 strikeouts this season. Cole is 1-0 with a 4.91 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 Wednesday games. The Yankees are 72-26 in their last 98 home games, 81-39 in their last 120 games as a favorite and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games. The under is 5-1 in Yankees last 6 overall. The Blue Jays are 26-55 in the last 81 meetings in New York.
Tanner Roark has allowed six runs and nine hits in his last 8.1 innings while Gerrit Cole has allowed one earned run and six hits in his last 13 innings. The New York Yankees obviously have the pitching edge here, but they're also playing their best baseball over the last week and are starting to get healthier on the offensive side. The Yankees scored 20 runs last night and just added Stanton to the lineup. Give me the Yankees and the RL to shave down an expensive ML price.