Blue Jays host Yankees for the series of the season

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Aug 4, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman

Josh Donaldson

(20) gestures with first baseman

Edwin Encarnacion

(10) after hitting a home run against Minnesota Twins in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

The Toronto Blue Jays seemingly cannot be stopped. After sweeping the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees last week, the Blue Jays tripled up with a sweep over the Oakland Athletics, culminating in a 4-2 win on Thursday afternoon. Troy Tulowitzki needs a day off? No problem, with backup shortstop Ryan Goins hitting a three-run blast.

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Now sitting at the top of the American League East far earlier than even the most optimistic fan would have anticipated, the Jays have an opportunity to pull away from the offensively daunting Yankees. Rarely to the Jays meet a club with enough thunder in their bats to rival them at the plate, but this is one of those occasions.

The Yankees have been going in an opposite direction of the Blue Jays over the past two weeks, losing several close games along the way. They’ll send Ivan Nova, Masahiro Tanaka and rookie Luis Severino to the mound at the Rogers Centre as they hope to turn things around. It looks like a sold out weekend in Toronto, and I’ve got a feeling that some TV ratings record may fall over the next three days. Let’s take a look at the pitching matchups!

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