Late-inning rallies allowed both the Blue Jays and the Yankees to avoid sweeps on Sunday. New York will get an added boost when their captain Derek Jeter returns to the team for the series opener against Toronto on Monday at Rogers Centre.

Due to multiple leg injuries Jeter has made three trips to the disabled list and has been limited to just five games this season. While the Yankees will tell Jeter to take it easy whenever possible they are also expecting results quickly.

"He has played three days in a row [on a rehab assignment]. From everything I understand he felt pretty good" manager Joe Girardi said. "I don't know if we can afford to be apprehensive."

Phil Hughes who is looking for his first win since July 2 will take the mound for the Yankees. Hughes will be making his second consecutive start against Toronto allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

"I feel like I'm making progress in the right direction" Hughes said. "It all starts with my fastball. I was able to get ahead a lot throw a lot of strikes and force guys to swing the bats. It worked out all right."

Meanwhile R.A. Dickey gets the nod for the Blue Jays. Dickey took the loss in an eight-inning complete game against the Yankees on Wednesday allowing four runs on six hits. He has only two wins in the past two months in what has been a disappointing season for both Toronto and last year's National League Cy Young Award winner.

"It's frustrating it's like a twilight zone -- different day same script" Dickey said after his last start. "It's really kind of a fluky kind of feeling. I don't really know how to put it into verbiage. I'm at a loss when it comes to that. I just keep telling myself to leave it all on the field and whatever happens happens."