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Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick & Prediction MAY 10TH 2022

MLB | BASEBALL
TV: Sportsnet | YES Network
Logo Toronto Blue Jays
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Logo New York Yankees
7.5
OPENNER
-145

7o -117
CURRENT
-1.5 +130

+158
MONEYLINE
-168

5
SCORE
6

When the New York Yankees put together an 11-game winning streak, they averaged seven runs per game. The runs haven't flowed as frequently in the past few games, but the Yankees are constantly getting strong pitching performances and are the first American League team with 20 wins.

Winners of 13 of their past 15 games, the Yankees look to put together enough offense and get another standout pitching performance Tuesday night when they host the Toronto Blue Jays in the opener of a two-game series at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees scored 79 runs before the streak was stopped in Wednesday's 2-1 loss at Toronto. The Yankees then scored five times and took two of three from the Texas Rangers when consecutive rainouts forced them to play three games in two days.

New York earned a 2-1 win Sunday and a 1-0 win Monday in the series against Texas by getting standout pitching from Gerrit Cole and Nestor Cortes. Cole allowed a homer to Kole Calhoun on his last pitch in the seventh inning in the opener of Sunday's doubleheader and Cortes came within five outs of a no-hitter before allowing a single to Eli White on Monday.

New York starters own a 2.65 ERA and have allowed two earned runs or less 23 times.

"I think it's the confidence the pitching staff instills in the offense and the confidence the offense instills in the pitching," Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo said in an on-field interview with the YES Network. "I think as a team when our pitching staff (isn't) bringing it the hitters step up and when the hitters aren't bringing it, the staff steps up."

Toronto is 5-7 in its past 12 games since getting off to a 12-6 start. Toronto has been held to three runs or less in nine of those games and was held to four hits while striking out 10 times in a 4-3 loss at Cleveland on Sunday.

Despite the recent inconsistencies of a team hitting .237, manager Charlie Montoyo is optimistic his team will start hitting more consistently soon.

"To be over .500 in this grind, I'm proud of my team, and we haven't clicked hitting yet," Montoyo said. "So we're proud of our offense, our pitching and we're going to hit. You guys know we're going to hit."

New York's Luis Severino (2-0, 3.75 ERA) will start Tuesday for the Yankees and due to the rainouts, he is pitching on eight days' rest. Severino last pitched May 1 in Kansas City when he allowed four runs (three earned) and seven hits in five innings.

Severino is 6-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 15 career appearances against the Blue Jays. He last faced Toronto April 14 when he allowed two hits in five innings and struck out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. three times in a 3-0 win in New York.

Yusei Kikuchi (1-1, 4.35) will oppose the Yankees for the third time this season and is coming off his best outing of the season. He lowered his ERA from 5.52 when he allowed a homer to Joey Gallo among three hits in six innings on Wednesday.

Kikuchi is 2-3 with a 4.06 ERA in six career starts against the Yankees and took a no-hitter into the sixth when he was with Seattle on May 8, 2019 in New York.

--Field Level Media

PREDICTION
Toronto Blue Jays
3
5
New York Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Recap MAY 10TH 2022

Gleyber Torres hit a three-run homer and drove in five runs, leading the surging New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees beat the Blue Jays for the sixth time in nine meetings this year. New York also won for the 15th time in 17 games and has won at least 22 of its first 30 games for the ninth time in team history and first time since 2003.

Torres drove in at least five runs for the second time in the regular season. He drove in a career-high six runs Aug. 12, 2019, against the Baltimore Orioles.

Torres hit a 361-foot three-run homer that landed in the front row of the right field seats just over right fielder Teoscar Hernandez's leaping try in the fourth off Jose Berrios (2-2). He then added a two-run single to center field off Trevor Richards that scored DJ LeMahieu and Anthony Rizzo.

Bo Bichette had three hits, but the Blue Jays scored their runs on outs and lost for the fourth consecutive game and ninth time in 14 games.

Hernandez hit an RBI groundout four batters in after New York starter Jameson Taillon (3-1) plunked Vladimir Guerrero on the elbow to load the bases. Toronto scored its second run in the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Matt Chapman but ran itself out of the inning when Alejandro Kirk overran second base after being initially called safe as shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa was charged with an error for a bobble.

George Springer hit a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Taillon settled in after the rough start and allowed two runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out four and walked one.

One of Taillon's strikeouts was against Guerrero to end the fourth. After Guerrero stranded Bichette on second, the first baseman broke his bat and smashed it over his leg.

Michael King followed Taillon and put two on in the seventh before being relieved by Clay Holmes, who got Guerrero to bounce into an inning-ending double play. Holmes also worked around Kiner-Falefa's second error of the game in a scoreless eighth.

After allowing Springer's sacrifice fly, Chapman struck out Bichette and retired Guerrero for his eighth save.

Berrios allowed five runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

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