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Preview: Yankees (55-50) at Blue Jays (58-49)
BT Movements  ·  Line Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Rogers Centre
Date: August 28, 2013 7:07 PM EDT
  

The New York Yankees are expected to be without Robinson Cano, but having Alfonso Soriano in the lineup might provide some solace.

Soriano looks to build on another big offensive display and help the Yankees continue their dominance of the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.

Cano leads New York (70-62) with a .305 average, 24 homers and 85 RBIs, and he's batting .355 in 25 games this month. He's not expected to get a chance to build on those numbers until Friday's opener of a three-game series with Baltimore.

The All-Star second baseman was hit on the hand by a pitch in the first inning of Tuesday's 7-1 win, but x-rays were negative, and he's considered day to day.

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"It's swollen right now, and the last thing you want to do is aggravate it," Cano said.

Soriano may soften the blow of Cano's absence again.

The 37-year-old left fielder hit a pair of homers with four RBIs Tuesday, helping New York rebound from a 5-2 defeat in the opener of this three-game set.

Of his 11 homers and 33 RBIs in 30 games since the Yankees re-acquired him in a trade with the Chicago Cubs last month, 10 and 28 have come in 16 victories. He's also collected five game-winning RBIs, one fewer than Cano.

"It was a great pickup for us," said Andy Pettitte, Tuesday's winning pitcher. "It's energizing when you have a special player like that come and be able to hit for that kind of power and be able to get out there and run around the bases. It's exciting.

"He looks like a young man out there, and I know he's not. Hopefully he can keep it going."

Doing so in the series finale could be just what New York needs to defeat Toronto (59-74) for the 14th time in 16 games this year and potentially cut the 4 1/2-game gap on Oakland for the AL's second wild-card spot.

Giving the ball to Hiroki Kuroda (11-9, 2.71 ERA), owner of the league's fourth-best ERA, should also help.

He's 4-0 with a 1.60 ERA over his last five starts against the Blue Jays, including wins in the most recent two this year. Kuroda also pitched well in his most recent visit to Toronto on April 20, allowing one run in 7 1-3 innings of New York's 5-3, 11-inning victory.

The right-hander, however, has a 6.27 ERA while losing three straight road starts, and he's coming off one of the worst performances in his career. Kuroda matched career highs by surrendering seven runs and four homers in six innings of Friday's 7-2 loss at Tampa Bay.

The Blue Jays are at the bottom of the East, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said manager Josh Gibbons will be back next year.

"There's never been any thought in that respect at all," Anthopoulos said.

Gibbons will send Todd Redmond (1-2, 4.44) to the mound to make his first appearance against the Yankees. The 28-year-old rookie right-hander is trying to bounce back from the worst outing of his brief career after being tagged for eight runs and eight hits with three walks and a throwing error in 3 1-3 innings of a 12-4 loss at Houston on Friday.

Redmond is 1-0 with a 2.16 ERA and 27 strikeouts in 25 innings over five games - four starts - at Rogers Centre.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Yankees at Blue Jays
Mon, Aug 26 Final 2 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Yankees at Blue Jays
Tue, Aug 27 Final 7 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Yankees at Blue Jays
Wed, Aug 28 Final 2 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CURRENT LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYY  -140   +115   8.5 
 TOR  +130   -135   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CURRENT SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYY  -153   +107   8.5 
 TOR  +138   -127   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 NYY  83%   64%   33% 
 TOR  17%   36%   67% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 7 Cover: +100 
 TOR 1 Under: 8 
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 Aug 26, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 NYY 2 Under: 7 
 TOR 5 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 3 Under: 8 
 NYY 5 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 21, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 2 Under: 6 
 NYY 4 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 2 Under: 5 
 NYY 3 Cover: +100 
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 Aug 20, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 4 Over: 12 
 NYY 8 Cover: +100 
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 May 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 0 Under: 0 
 NYY 0 Cover: +100 
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 May 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 2 Over: 9 
 NYY 7 Cover: +100 
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 May 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 0 Under: 5 
 NYY 5 Cover: +100 
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 Apr 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 TOR 2 Under: 5 
 NYY 3 Cover: +103 
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 MLB PREVIEWS
 Wednesday, Aug 28
 
    Cubs at Dodgers
3:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Mariners
3:40 PM EDT
    Athletics at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Braves
7:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Astros at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Reds at Cardinals
8:15 PM EDT
    Giants at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Padres at Diamondbacks
9:40 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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