The New York Yankees tied the major league record for consecutive games with a home run at 27 last night and they will try to break it when they host the Toronto Blue Jays tonight.
Tuesday, June 25 at 7:05 PM ET
Coverage: MLB Network
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The Yankees have on nine of their last nine 10 games and they've hit multiple home runs in seven of their last eight games. New York is 31-3 when hitting more than one home run.
The Blue Jays joined the Royals and Orioles as the only 50-loss teams in MLB and they're just 3-8 in their last 11 games at Yankees Stadium.
Clayton Richard (0-3, 7.46 ERA, 1.74 WHIP) vs. Chad Green (1-2, 6.75 ERA, 1.62 WHIP)
Clayton Richard hasn't pitched beyond five innings this season. He gave up four earned runs on six hits (one home run) and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings to get a no-decision in a 7-5 win against the Angels last Thursday.
Richard is 0-11 with a 5.62 ERA in his last 17 starts. His last win was on June 22, 2018 and he's 0-1 with a 3.18 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP in two career starts against the Yankees.
Chad Green will be an opener tonight. He pitched 2/3 of the eighth inning last night, surrendering two hits with zero walks and two strikeouts. Green has made six starts as an opener this season. The right-hander threw two scoreless innings against the Astros last Thursday, surrendering one hit on zero walks and three strikeouts.
The Toronto Blue Jays are:
17-35 in their last 52 games against a right-handed starter
30-62 in their last 92 games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game
13-27 in their last 40 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game
The New York Yankees are:
5-1 in their last six games after scoring five runs or more in their previous game
61-22 in their last 83 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game
55-20 in their last 75 games against a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30
19-7 in their last 26 games following a win
Richard has a .393 Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA), a 6.66 Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP), a 5.62 Expected Fielding Independent Pitching (xFIP), he averages 5.3 walks per nine innings (BB/9), opponents are hitting .293 against him with a .393 On-Base Percentage (OBP) and a .545 Slugging Percentage (SLG).
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