The New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays will face off on Tuesday for game one of their series from the Bronx. All odds for MLB games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Yankees have a very small lead in the division, one game in fact and they will be looking to expand it versus the Jays. The Yankees are 43 – 29 at home this year and will send Andy Pettitte to the mound tonight. Pettitte will be making his first start since June and in 58 innings of work he is pitching to a 3.22 ERA.
The Blue Jays have been a bit of a disappointment this season as they thought they would get over the hump and possibly compete for a postseason berth. They are 16.5 games in back of the division lead and just 30 – 41 on the road this season. Tonight they will send Ricky Romero to the mound who has struggled mightily this season. He is pitching to an eye-popping 5.87 ERA in 167 innings of work.
New York is 4-1 in their last five games, 2-11 in their last 13 games following a win, and 42-15 in Pettitte’s last 57 starts as a favorite. Toronto is 5-2 in their last seven games against the AL East, 8-20 in their last 28 games against a team with a winning record, and 3-13 in Romero’s last 16 starts. Toronto is 2-9 in their last 11 games in New York.
Andy Pettitte has made a career of coming up big when the Yankees need him most. We will take the Yankees as significant moneyline favorites in this game at online sports books.