New York Yankees versus Toronto Blue Jays

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Two AL East division powers meet on Tuesday September 22nd as the Toronto Blue Jays will welcome into town the New York Yankees from Major League Baseball action. MLB fantasy draft managers cane tune to ESPN at 7PM Eastern Time from Toronto to follow the scoring results of their rosters.

These two teams are in a battle for the division lead down the stretch. The Toronto Blue Jays own a 3 ½ game lead over the New York Yankees in the AL East race with just 12 games left in the regular season. Toronto broke a two game losing streak as they defeated the New York Yankees in Game 1 of this series by the score of 4-2. The Blue Jays sit at the top of Major League Baseball in runs scored per game (5.50) and home runs this season (210). The club sits fifth in the league in team batting (.267). Toronto has been hitting for the entire season but the pitching has improved which catapulted the Blue Jays to the top of the division.

New York with the loss broke a two game win streak. The Yankees have been a good hitting team as well as they rank second in MLB in runs scored per game (4.85) and third best in homers on the season (203). In their road defeat to begin this series on Monday the Yankees were held to just five hits and single runs in the eighth and ninth inning. Toronto pushed across three runs in the bottom of the first inning and that was enough for David Price who threw seven shutout innings before giving way to the Blue Jays bullpen.

New York Yankees RF:

Carlos Beltran

The Yankees veteran right fielder had a 0 for 4 on Monday to drop his average to .276 with 16 homers and 58 RBIs. He had five RBIs in his past two games heading into the opener of this series.

New York Yankees SS:

Didi Gregorius

The Yankees shortstop had been in the midst of a 3 for 21 slump the past seven days. He had a 0 for 3 on Monday night as his average is now down to .263 with nine homers and 52 RBIs.

New York Yankees LF:

Brett Gardner

Gardner is in a slump as he is 3 for his past 24 at bats. His average has slid down to .262 with 16 homers and 65 RBIs. He went hitless in three at bats on Monday.

New York Yankees 3B:

Chase Headley

This is another Yankees hitter going through a batting slump right now. This one is bad as Headley is 2 for his past 22. Headley was 0 of 4 on Monday to move his average down to .262 with 11 homers and 61 RBIs.

New York Yankees P:

Luis Severino

The young right hander is 4-3 with an ERA of 3.12 and WHIP of 1.34. He bounced back after a bad home outing against Toronto by allowing one earned run and six hits over 5 2/3rd innings in a victory at Tampa Bay.

Toronto Blue Jays 3B:

Josh Donaldson

The power hitting third baseman had a hit with two runs scored in the win on Monday. His batting average is up to .299 with 39 homers and 120 RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays DH:

Edwin Encarnacion

The Blue Jays DH has been hot with a .421 batting average over his past seven days. He had a hit in three at bats with an RBI in the series opener.

Toronto Blue Jays CF:

Kevin Pillar

Pillar had his three game hitting streak stopped with a 0 for 3 on Monday. On the year the center fielder is batting .260 with ten homers and 48 RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays RF:

Jose Bautista

The 34 year old had two hits with a run scored and RBI in the victory. Bautista is batting .306 for the month of September with 5 homers and 16 RBIs.

Toronto Blue Jays P:

Marco Estrada

The Blue Jays right hander is 13-8 with an ERA of 3.14 and WHIP of 1.07. He came off a nice outing on September 17th at Atlanta where he allowed no earned runs and three hits over eight innings in victory.

MLB Fantasy League Picks

P: Marco Estrada (Blue Jays)
3B: Josh Donaldson (Blue Jays)
DH: Edwin Encarnacion (Blue Jays)
RF: Jose Bautista (Blue Jays)
C: Russell Martin (Blue Jays)
CF: Jacoby Ellsbury (Yankees)

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