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Yankees vs. Blue Jays Preview

The Blue Jays have been touted for their clout this season despite a losing record, but it was the Yankees that outslugged their neighbors north of the border in last night’s 11-5 win.

Phil Hughes (15-5, 3.90 ERA) would be more than happy to see his offense extend the league lead in team homers as he takes the mound versus Brett Cecil (10-6, 3.90 ERA) in the series finale tonight.

After allowing a first-inning home run to Miguel Cabrera, Hughes was excellent in earning his 15th win of the season on Thursday. The right-hander yielded just four hits on six innings with six strikeouts, retiring the final 11 Tigers he faced. He is 2-1 in 48 innings pitched against Toronto.

Cecil picked up his first career win against the Red Sox on Friday, when he held Boston to two runs over 6 2/3 innings at Fenway Park. The lefty struck out six and walked three. Cecil is 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA against the American League East this year.

With information courtesy of the Associated Press

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