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New York Yankees Will Get Back on Track vs. Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees try to bounce back when they visit the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, June 5 at 7:07 PM ET

Rogers Centre

Coverage: MLB Network

The Yankees have lost two in a row, including last night's 4-3 setback in the series opener but they lead the Rays in the American League East by 2.5 games.

Freddy Galvis hit a two-run home run and Randal Grichuk added a solo shot to help the Blue Jays win last night and end a season-worst six-game losing streak.

Pitching Matchup:

James Paxton (3-2, 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP) vs. Trent Thornton (1-4, 4.53 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)

James Paxton will make his ninth start of the season, going on six days' rest due to a postponement last Thursday and a scheduled off day on Monday.

Paxton last started on May 29 against the Padres, tossing four hitless and scoreless innings, issuing two walks with seven strikeouts to get a no-decision in a 7-0 win.

The left-hander was reinstated from the injured list prior to the game after missing 23 contests due to left knee inflammation from May 4-28. The 30-year-old is 3-3 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP in six career starts against the Blue Jays and 3-1 with a 4.01 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP in four starts at the Rogers Centre, including a no-hitter.

Trent Thornton will be making his 13th start of the season. He gave up three earned runs on seven hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings to get a no-decision in a 4-3 loss against the Rays last Wednesday and this will be first career appearance against the Yankees.

MLB Trends:

The New York Yankees are:

6-0 in their last six road games against a right-handed starter

7-2 in their last nine road games

50-16 in their last 66 games against a starter with a WHIP over 1.30

50-20 in their last 70 games after a loss

5-0 in Paxton's last five starts

The Toronto Blue Jays are:

17-35 in their last 52 games against a starter with a WHIP under than 1.15

5-11 in their last 16 home games against a left-handed starter

16-39 in their last 55 games against a left-handed starter

0-8 in their last eight games after a win

1-5 in Thornton's last six home starts

0-5 in Thornton's last five starts against a team with a winning record

Thornton has a .317 Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA), a 4.61 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP), a 4.36 Expected Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP) and he averages 4.2 walks per nine innings (BB/9). To make matters worse, he has pitched poorly at home, going 0-3 with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP in six starts.

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