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  W: M. Tanaka (6-5)   L: M. Stroman (5-10)   S: A. Chapman (25)
10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT, July 14, 2019
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York  Attendance: 42,303

Stroman, Tanaka battle in Blue Jays, Yankees series finale

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Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees

  1. The Yankees have the AL's best record despite losing an MLB-high 1111 man-games to injury. No other team in MLB has lost over 1000 man games this season, and Toronto ranks second in the AL with 725.
  2. Toronto hit an MLB-high 49 home runs from June 12 to the All-Star break (the Yankees were second among AL clubs with 43); Toronto ranked third in the American League with 5.96 runs per game in that span, despite going just 11-14.
  3. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. leads the Jays with 16 home runs this season -- he had zero home runs through the team's first 50 games this season. Gurriel's 16 home runs are the most all-time by a player at the All-Star break who had zero home runs over his team's first 50 games in a season.
  4. In his first season with the Yankees, DJ LeMahieu leads the AL with a .336 batting average (among qualifiers). Only two Yankees have hit for higher batting averages prior to the All-Star break (min. 200 PA) in their first season with the club: Rickey Henderson (.357 in 1985) and Joe DiMaggio (.354 in 1936).
  5. Despite missing approximately one month, Domingo German has a 10-2 record in 14 appearances (13 starts) this season. German is the third Yankee all-time with 10+ wins in fewer than 15 appearances prior to the ASB, joining Atley Donald (1939) and Red Ruffing (1938 & 1939).
  6. Among qualified pitchers this season, Aaron Sanchez's 6.16 ERA ranks 77th out of 78 pitchers. Since June 1, Toronto's starting pitching staff has posted a 6.59 ERA, by far the highest in the majors over that time.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/12/2019 thru 7/14/2019

With a little more than two weeks remaining before the trade deadline, it is hardly an open secret Marcus Stroman is among those sought by contenders looking to fortify their starting pitching.

Whether it is the New York Yankees or another team, Stroman could be making one of his last appearances with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Stroman will be on the mound Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium when the Blue Jays conclude their three-game series with the Yankees.

The deadline is July 31 but unlike past seasons, trades cannot be made in August through waivers, so rosters will be set and it could create the urgency to get something done for contending teams.

Stroman (5-9, 3.18 ERA) is among those expected to be dealt elsewhere, joining a group that includes San Francisco ace Madison Bumgarner, whom unlike Stroman is a free agent after the season.

It is a reality that Stroman seems to have accepted when he spoke for nearly eight minutes during Toronto's last trip to New York in late June.

"I think that's kind of set in," Stroman said two weeks ago. "Obviously, it's hard to ignore all the rumors and I don't think I'm at a point where (the Jays) are going to sign me long-term. I've kind of come to terms with it, but it's not something I'm thinking about daily."

Stroman will be pitching for the first time since June 29 due to a left pectoral cramp. He was cleared to start after throwing a bullpen session Friday and is hoping to replicate his last win on June 23 in Boston, when he allowed five hits in six scoreless innings of a 6-1 win.

The Long Island native is 6-5 with a 4.21 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees and if he hands off a close lead to the bullpen, Ken Giles might not be available to close. Giles was not available for the save on Saturday due to lingering effects in his elbow caused by a massage during the All-Star break.

The Yankees will hope not to face Giles or anyone else trying to get a save after scoring their only run with two outs in the ninth in Saturday's 2-1 loss.

Aaron Judge had four hits, including an RBI single off Daniel Hudson but the Yankees stranded 11 and lost for the third time in four games when Luke Voit struck out on a close pitch.

"We just couldn't get it done," Judge said after the Yankees made it 172 straight games without being shutout. "I'm looking forward to tomorrow now that their whole bullpen is basically used.

Masahiro Tanaka (5-5, 3.86) will start for the Yankees and he was the injury replacement for Stroman in the All-Star game. Tanaka, the winning pitcher in the All-Star Game, is seeking his 70th career win and enters Sunday 12 shy of 900 career strikeouts.

Tanaka's last start was July 5 at Tampa Bay, when he allowed four runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision while throwing 101 pitches.

Tanaka is 11-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 18 career starts against Toronto.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 14, 2019

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