Thursday, September 8, 2016

New York Yankees complete the sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.  The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 2-0.  Bryan Mitchell started for the Yankees and pitched well and Luis Severino pitched great out of the bullpen.  Starlin Castro hit a homerun and Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner each had two hits. 

Mitchell pitched 5+ innings giving up no runs on four hits.  He walked two and struck out two and earned his first win of the season.  Severino pitched three innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts and Tyler Clippard earned his second save of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Marcus Stroman pitched five innings giving up seven hits and two runs with a walk and eight strikeouts.  He lost his seventh game of the season.  Joe Biagini pitched two innings giving up a hit and a walk with four strikeouts and Roberto Osuna pitched an inning giving up a hit. 

Gardner had two hits, Ellsbury had two hits and Castro had a hit and an RBI.  Didi Gregorius had a hit and drew a walk, Mark Teixeira drew a walk and Brian McCann had a hit and an RBI.  Chase Headley had a hit, Tyler Austin had a hit and Gregorius hit a double.  Ellsbury hit two doubles and Castro hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 1-6 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.  Headley was caught stealing. 

Devon Travis had two hits, Josh Donaldson drew a walk and Jose Bautista had a hit.  Troy Tulowitzki had two hits, Melvin Upton Jr. drew a walk and Kevin Pillar drew a walk.  Tulowitzki hit two doubles and Travis hit a double.  The Blue Jays were 0-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.  Travis committed an error. 

In the third Castro hit a homerun to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  McCann hit an RBI single to make it 2-0 still in the third and that would be all the scoring in the game. 

The Yankees swept the three game series and are right in the thick of the playoff race now.  They will remain home to face the Tampa Bay Ray for four games beginning on Thursday night.   

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