Monday, May 4, 2015

The New York Yankees blow a late lead and lose to the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The final score was 3-1 and Chase Whitley started for the Yankees and pitched great.  The Yankees bullpen which has been so great gave up the lead in the 8th.  The Yankees offense only managed three hits as they couldn't touch R.A. Dickey. 

Whitley pitched seven innings giving up six hits and no runs.  He didn't walk a batter and struck out six.  Chris Martin suffered the loss pitching 1/3 of an inning and giving up two hits and two runs with no walks or strikeouts and Dellin Betances pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and an unearned run with a strikeout. 

Dickey won his first game of the season pitching eight innings and giving up one run on three hits.  He walked three and struck out none.  Brett Cecil saved his second game of the season pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out the game. 

Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, Brett Gardner drew two walks and Carlos Beltran had a hit.  Chase Headley had a hit and drew a walk, Garrett Jones had an RBI and Ellsbury and Beltran each hit a double.  The Yankees were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.   Whitley and Headley each committed an error. 

Devon Travis had a hit, Josh Donaldson had two hits and Jose Bautista had a hit.  Edwin Encarnacion had a hit and an RBI, Kevin Pillar had a hit and Josh Thole had a hit.  Russell Martin had a hit and an RBI, Ryan Goins had a hit and Carrera had a hit.  Donaldson and Encarnacion each hit a double.  The Blue Jays were 2-10 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.  Pillar and Martin each had a stolen base. 

In the seventh the Yankees took a 1-0 lead.  Jones had an RBI groundout.  In the eighth the Blue Jays took a 3-1 lead and that would be the final score.  Encarnacion hit an RBI double to tie the game and Martin hit an RBI single and another run scored on a throwing error. 

The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.  The Yankees came into the game in first place and having won 13 of their last 16 games and the Blue Jays in last place but this is the third time in four games the Blue Jays have beaten the Yankees this season. 

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