GAME 1 - Friday, August 29, 7:07 PM EDT , Rogers Centre
Capuano (1-3, 4.37) vs. Buehrle (11-8, 3.41)
Capuano will try once more for his first Yankees victory, coming off a quality start vs. the White Sox of six innings and three runs. He faced the Blue Jays in his first Yankees outing July 26, taking a no-decision with six innings of two-run ball.
Buehrle pitched well, but he did not factor in a decision in the Blue Jays' walk-off win on Saturday vs. the Rays. The veteran lefty said he felt as good as he has in years, a good sign considering his recent struggles.
GAME 2 - Saturday, August 30, 1:07 PM EDT , Rogers Centre
Pineda (3-2, 1.95) vs. Hutchinson (8-11, 4.68)
Pineda has been excellent since returning from the DL, going 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three starts with a walk and 12 K's. Pineda's first Yankees start came back on April 5 in Toronto, when he allowed a run in six innings but took a tough-luck loss.
Hutchison threw his ninth quality start vs. the Rays, but he didn't factor into the decision as the Blue Jays lost, 2-1, in extra innings. The 23-year-old went six innings and allowed one run on six hits with seven strikeouts.
GAME 3 - Sunday, August 31, 1:07 PM EDT , Rogers Centre
McCarthy (8-13, 4.13) vs. Happ (8-8, 4.40)
McCarthy felt out of sync for most of his last start, smacked around for five runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings by the Tigers; his most runs allowed with the Yanks. McCarthy is 5-3 with a 2.47 ERA since being traded to New York on July 8.
Happ allowed three runs over six relatively strong innings vs. the Sox during his last start. All three of the runs came in the fifth inning on home runs by Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia.