Yankees hit 3-game losing streak in matchup with Blue Jays

Toronto Blue Jays (65-54, runners-up in AL East) vs. New York Yankees (73-48, runners-up in AL East)

New York; Sunday, 1:35 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBES: Blue Jays: Alek Manoah (12-6, 2.71 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 131 strikeouts); Yankees: Nestor Cortes (9-4, 2.74 ERA, .98 WHIP, 128 strikeouts)

FANDUEL SPORTS BOOK LINE: Yankees -120, Blue Jays +101; over/under is 7 1/2 runs

CONCLUSION: The New York Yankees are aiming to break their three-game slack when they play the Toronto Blue Jays.

New York is 42-20 at home and 73-48 overall. The Yankees have the eighth AL team batting average at .241.

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Toronto has a 29-29 record in road games and a 65-54 record overall. The Blue Jays hitters collectively hit .263, the best team batting average in the AL.

Sunday’s game marks the 16th time these teams have met this season. The Yankees have an 8-7 lead in the season series.

POWERFUL: Andrew Benintendi has a .298 batting average as the 12th-ranked Yankees and has 20 doubles, three triples and three home runs. Jose Trevino has played 9 to 28 in the last 10 games.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 25 doubles and 26 homers for the Blue Jays. Alejandro Kirk is 11-to-32 with three doubles in the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Yankees: 2-8, .189 batting average, 4.15 ERA, surpassed by 23 runs

Blue Jays: 5-5, .235 batting average, 3.44 ERA, even barrel differential

INJURIES: Yankees: Clay Holmes: 15 days IL (back), Matt Carpenter: 10 days IL (foot), Harrison Bader: 10 days IL (foot), Luis Severino: 60 days IL (lat), Miguel Castro: 60 days IL (Shoulder), Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Days IL (Achilles), Michael King: 60 Days IL (Elbow), Chad Green: 60 Days IL (Elbow), Stephen Ridings: 60 Days IL (Shoulder), Zack Britton: 60 Days IL (Elbow)

Blue Jays: Teoscar Hernandez: daily (foot), George Springer: daily (knee), Tim Mayza: 15 days IL (shoulder), Julian Merryweather: 60 days IL (side), Tayler Saucedo: 60 days IL (hip), Hyun -Jin Ryu: 60 Days IL (Forearm), Nate Pearson: 60 Days IL (Mono)

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