Having already clinched at least an MLB Playoffs spot, the new york yankees are still holding onto hopes of overtaking the Boston Red Sox for the American League East division. On Friday, New York hosts an early afternoon game against the division rival Toronto Blue Jays. Fans will be able to live stream the game online as the free game of the day. Here are the latest details for the Blue Jays vs. Yankees matchup including how to watch the game online for free.

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The Toronto Blue Jays head into Friday's away series with the Yankees as they come off a series victory over the Boston Red Sox. The team is 3-2 over their last five games, all of which have come against the Red Sox and Yankees.

Their most recent game was a 10-7 loss at Fenway Park. Toronto is now looking to halt the Yankees plans of taking away the AL East division.

The New York Yankees will host today's series opener with the Blue Jays after a 9-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday. Aaron Judge hit his 51st home run of the season in the losing effort. At the very least, New York is looking to have a spot in the MLB Playoffs with an AL Wild Card spot but would love to overtake Boston for the division to clinch a postseason berth that way. The Red Sox need one win or a Yankees loss to take the division.

Right-hander Joe Biagini gets the start for the Blue Jays with his 3-12 record, 5.34 ERA, and 94 strikeouts this season. In his previous outing, Biagini gave up a three-run home run, and four walks over five innings pitched.

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The Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound. Tanaka is 12-12 this season with a 4.94 ERA and 179 strikeouts but has struggled in two of his last three appearances.

The Yankees are -1.5 favorites on the run line today or -230 on the moneyline. The Blue Jays will be +205moneyline underdogs with the over/under runs total at 8.5 runs for the game. Toronto has gone 4-2 against the spread over their last six games, while New York is 13-6 ATS over their last 19 games.

How to watch it live

Game time for the Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees is 1:05 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday afternoon. Viewers can watch the game live on television through the YES Network in participating coverage regions, or on MLB Network in out of market viewing regions around the country.

For live streaming online, viewers can watch this free MLB game of the day through the MLB Network. More details are available on the Major League Baseball website.