Match-Up: New York Yankees (Burnett) vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Cecil)

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The Yankees and Jays will square off for the first time in 2010. The Yankees cross the border winning eight of their last ten contests. The Jays dropped two of three to AL East rival, Tampa Bay this past week.

The Blue Jays lead baseball with 91 team home runs. The combo of Jose Bautista and Vernon Wells have 29 total bombs.

The Yankees have relied on their offensive during their 6-1 home stand. In that seven game home stand, the Yanks put up 55 runs. The Yankees were paced by second baseman, Robinson Cano. Cano went 16 for 28 with three home runs and twelve RBIs during the home stand.

Here’s a pitching breakdown for tonight’s game..

Friday, 7:10 PM, YES: AJ Burnett (6-2, 3.28 ERA) vs. Brett Cecil (5-2, 3.81 ERA)

Last Start:
Burnett: Win, eight innings, one earned run, eight strikeouts (vs. Cleveland)
Cecil: Win, eight innings, two earned runs, seven strikeouts (vs. Baltimore)

Career Stats:
Burnett: 2-1, 3.34 ERA (four starts); 22-9, 3.83 ERA at the Rogers Centre
Cecil: 0-1, 12.25 ERA (two starts)

**Cecil has won three straight starts, but has a 1-1 record with a 6.19 ERA in three home starts this year.

I’m picking the Yankees in this game. Burnett has been great over his last two starts. In 13 innings, Burnett has allowed only one earned run while picking up wins in Minnesota and home against Cleveland.

The Pick: NY Yankees

June Record: 2-1

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