BLUE JAYS: Buehrle is coming off his best start of the season as he allowed just one run over seven-plus innings of work vs. the Red Sox. It marked just the third time this season he allowed fewer than five runs and didn't allow a homer.
YANKEES: Kuroda said he didn't have his best stuff on May 12, but the Yanks liked the results as he limited the Royals to two runs in 7 2/3 innings. He has logged six straight quality starts dating to April 14.
Saturday, May 18 at Yankee Stadium | 1:05 PM ET
Brandon Morrow, RHP (1-2, 4.69 ERA)
David Phelps, RHP (1-2, 4.33 ERA)
BLUE JAYS: Morrow was held back a few days to fully heal his back and neck issues, while getting a turn against a division rival. It'll be just shy of two weeks since Morrow last took the mound against Seattle, but he said he was good to pitch Wednesday.
YANKEES: Phelps pitched on the wrong end of a shutout his last time out, on May 13 in Cleveland, allowing a run in 6 2/3 innings. He is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in three starts this year.
Sunday, May 19 at Coors Field | 1:05 PM ET
R.A. Dickey, RHP (3-5, 4.83 ERA)
CC Sabathia, LHP (4-3, 3.19 ERA)
ROCKIES: Francis, working with his fastball, sinker and curve and pocketing a changeup that hasn't been effective, gave up four runs in five innings against the Rays in a no-decision Friday. His last two starts have been competitive.
YANKEES: Sabathia took a no-decision his last time out, allowing three runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings against the Mariners. He struck out a season-high 10 in that outing.