Major League Baseball is back!
The New York Yankees will host the Toronto Blue Jays in both teams’ season-opener Thursday (April 1, 2021). The first pitch is scheduled for around 1:05 p.m. ET.
ESPN and ESPN Deportes will broadcast the game, but if you don’t get those channels you can watch it on fuboTV, which is offering a free trial to new subscribers to a limited time.
New York; Thursday, 1:05 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Blue Jays: Hyun Jin Ryu (0-0, 0.00 ERA) Yankees: Gerrit Cole (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
LINE: Yankees favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto visits New York for opening day.
The Yankees went 23-17 in division games in 2020. New York hit .247 as a team with 3.1 extra base hits per game and 87 total doubles last season.
The Blue Jays finished 22-18 against AL East Division opponents in 2020. Toronto pitchers had a WHIP of 1.46 last year while striking out 8.6 hitters per game.
INJURIES: Yankees: Luis Severino: (elbow), Clarke Schmidt: (right elbow).