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New York Yankees Odds
The Yankees (21-21) look to avoid both a sixth straight setback and dipping below .500 for the first time this season on Wednesday when they conclude their three-game series against the Blue Jays.
The Yankees failed to find a spark following general manager Brian Cashman’s closed-door meeting and dropped a 2-1 decision on Tuesday for their 15th loss in 20 contests. The 20-game stretch is their worst since limping to another 5-15 run from April 13-May 5, 2016.
Rookie right-hander Deivi Garcia (0-1, 3.38 ERA), who will get the nod in the series finale, aims to rebound after permitting four runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of a 6-3 loss at Baltimore on Friday. He has never opposed the Blue Jays.
Toronto Blue Jays Odds
The Blue Jays look to ride the momentum of an emotional victory into Wednesday’s series finale against the Yankees. Jonathan Davis highlighted Toronto’s 2-1 win on Tuesday by belting a two-run homer in his first competitive at-bat in six months after testing positive for COVID-19 in the summer.
Reigning American League Player of the Week Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is 18-for-38 (.474) with two homersand seven RBIs in his past 10 contests. The Blue Jays (24-18), who are a season-high six games over .500, have won three in a row and 17 of their past 24 contests.
Right-hander Tanner Roark (2-1, 5.74 ERA) will attempt to keep the ball in the park on Wednesday after yielding five homers in his past three starts (14 1/3 innings).
Yankees at Blue Jays Betting Pick for September 9, 2020
Miguel Andujar has provided New York with a rare bright spot, as he collected two hits on Tuesday to improve to 8-for-19 (.421) with a homer, three RBIs and three runs in his past six games.
Andujar will continue his hot stretch on Wednesday to help the Yankees snap their losing skid.
Yankees at Blue Jays Betting Pick: Yankees (+100), Blue Jays (-117)
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 2
Yankees at Blue Jays Best Bet for September 9, 2020
The Yankees have scored just one run in three of their past four games. Gary Sanchez is mired in a 4-for-39 (.103) rut that has dropped his batting average to a paltry .125, while Brett Gardner’s .170 average is hardly a day at the beach, either.
Yankees at Blue Jays Best Bet: Under 5.5 runs (-114) for the Yankees.