Lefties Andy Pettitte (9-9, 4.26 ERA) and J.A. Happ (3-3, 5.10 ERA) will square off in the second game of a three-game set. The Toronto Blue Jays spoiled Derek Jeter return, besting the Yankees 5-2 last night. Jeter, who went 0-for-3 in Monday’s return, has had some success against Happ, posting a 4 for 8 line with 1 HR.
Pettitte looks to earn his third win against the Blue Jays this season after giving up one run and three hits over six innings last week at Yankee Stadium. Pettitte has had Toronto’s number, going 6-1 with a 3.04 ERA over his last eight starts. Pettitte is 5-1 with a 2.91 ERA over his last seven starts in Toronto. Pettitte has limited right handed sluggers Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie to combined 2-for-20 over the last two seasons. Pettitte must try to limit Rajai Davis, who is 9-for-17 with a HR.
J.A. Happ is making just his fifth start since returning from a skull fracture on May 7th. Happ allowed four runs and five walks over 5 1/3 innings last week at Yankee Stadium. Ichiro Suzuki (4-for-7) has had some success against Happ while Robinson Cano (3-for-14) has struggled.
Pick: The Yankees opened as a slight favorite (-115), so they’re the pick. Pettitte has pitched well recently and has success against Encarnacion and Lawrie.