The New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 4-0 Jays. Ivan Nova started and pitched very well, the bullpen didn't pitch well and the offense didn't do too much at all.
Nova pitched 5 2/3 innings giving up a run on four hits. He walked two and struck out six and lost his ninth game of the season. James Pazos gave up a hit to the only batter he faced, Caleb Cotham pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and drew a walk and Andrew Bailey pitched an inning giving up two hits and three runs with a walk and two strikeouts. Bryan Mitchell pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Marcus Stroman won his third game of the season pitching seven innings giving up five hits and no runs. He walked one and struck out five. Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning with a couple of strikeouts and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning giving up a hit and he struck out one.
Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Brian McCann had a hit and Carlos Beltran drew a walk. Greg Bird had a hit, Chase Headley had a hit and Dustin Ackley had a hit. Didi Gregorius had a hit, Ackley and Rodriguez each hit a double and the Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Gregorius committed an error.
Josh Donaldson had three hits, Edward Encarnacion had a hit and drew a walk and Russell Martin had a hit, three RBI and drew a walk and Ryan Goins had a hit and drew a walk. Kevin Pillar had a hit and an RBI, Darwin Barney had a hit and Ezequiel Carrera drew a walk. Encarnacion and Donaldson each hit a double and Martin hit a homerun. The Blue Jays were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Pillar and Encarnacion each had a stolen base.
In the sixth Pillar hit an RBI single to give the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. In the seventh Martin hit a three run homerun to give them a 4-0 lead and that would be the final score. The Yankees are now 3 1/2 games back in the AL East with 11 games to go. They are a long shot now but it ain't over till it's over. They do have a substantial lead for the first wild card and need to focus on clinching that this week at home. They will begin a four game series with the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.