The AL East is arguably the best race in baseball right now, with three teams vying for a top spot. Two of the three teams close out a three-game set on Wednesday when the Baltimore Orioles host the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays started the week with a three-game lead over the Orioles.
Aaron Sanchez (12-2, 2.99 ERA) took a no-decision in his last outing on August 20; it was a 6-5 win in Cleveland, during which he was tagged for five runs on four hits over four innings, striking out five and walking one.
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The Jays then sent Sanchez to the minors, but he didn't pitch because they’re monitoring his innings. The 24-year-old righthander is 2-0 in three starts against the Orioles this season, posting a 4.50 ERA.
Yovani Gallardo (4-6, 5.69) lasted just 1.1 innings in his latest outing, which was a 14-4 road loss to the New York Yankees. He was knocked around for eight runs (seven earned) on six hits, striking out none and walking one. The 30-year-old righty, who is 0-3 in his last four starts, has split a pair of starts against the Blue Jays this season, although he has an ERA of 6.75 in those games.