Blue Jays Series Preview: Yankees step into the spotlight

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Sep 16, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher David Price (14) delivers a pitch to an Atlanta Braves batter in the third inning of their game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Game 1: Monday, September 21st  –  7:07 ET
David Price (16-5, 2.42)  vs.  Adam Warren (6-6, 3.33)

Price takes the mound on Monday night for the Blue Jays, making his fourth start against New York since coming over via trade at the deadline. Admittedly, while his two most recent outings against the Yankees both ended in a win, they were not his most dominant performances. Price allowed 5 earned runs on 17 hits over 12.0 innings across those games.

He’s remained an elite starter since landing in Toronto, however, and has an opportunity to put his foot in the ground for the Jays. This is what aces are for, getting the biggest wins at the biggest times. A win on Monday would make it six in his last seven starts.

Adam Warren counters for the Yankees, and it will be interesting to see how much length the right-hander has after recently moving into the rotation from the bullpen. In his first start this past Tuesday, Warren managed to go 4.0 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays, allowing 2 earned runs on 6 hits.

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