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Toronto vs New York: Yankees Look to Continue Playoff Push

Toronto vs New York: Yankees Look to Continue Playoff Push

Sticking with Major League Baseball, and the thrilling postseason races, we focus in on the New York vs Toronto American League East clash today. The Yankees are rolling while the Blue Jays have gone bust in August. The Bronx Bombers continue to hunt for a Wild Card spot and we like them in this matinee contest that will play out north of the border. First pitch flies at 1:07 PM ET on August 30, 2014, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Pick the pinstrippers as they continue their hot run.

New York Yankees: MLB Wild Card spot still in focus

Once thought of as a real longshot to make the Major League Baseball postseason, New York is a on a 9-4 run and sit just three games out of the final American League Wild Card spot. It's an awesome three horse race for that berth as the Yankees will engage in a heated battle with Detroit and Seattle down the stretch. The Bronx Bombers look to make it two straight wins after they took down Toronto 6-3 on Friday. RHP Michael Pineda (3-2 ERA 1.95) will make his eighth appearance of the season today and he has given up just four earned runs over 17.1 innings pitched during three August starts.

Toronto Blue Jays: Once promising season is now swirling the porcelain

Alone in first place in the AL East July 2, 2014, Toronto has crashed and burned as they now sit 10.5 games behind Baltimore. A Wild Card berth is also a pipe dream now as the Blue Jays are 6.5 games out and need to leap over four teams. The Jays have posted a 7-17 record in August and you can put a fork in 'em as they will miss the MLB playoff party for an embarrassing 20th straight season. RHP Drew Hutchison (8-11 ERA 4.68) gets the call for Toronto and he has been hit hard in two of his last three starts. He did however go six innings and gave up just one run in his last outing versus Tampa Bay.

MLB Game Day Call: Thrilled with the short price, we'll back New York with a 500 unit wager on the -120 money line price posted on the betting board at the TopBet sportsbbook. Don't forget, you can in on the action with the simple sign-up at and bank a $250 bonus when you fund your personal wagering account. Registration is fast, simple and secure - plus you can open an account anytime 24/7!

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