New York Yankees win a thrilling game in Toronto
The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and the final score was 7-5. Luis Severino started in place of injured starter Masahiro Tanaka and was ejected in the second inning. The Yankees pitching for the most part was pretty good. Brett Gardner had three hits, Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira each had two hits.
Severino pitched an inning giving up a hit and a run with two walks and a strikeouts. Jonathan Holder pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up two hits and two runs with a walk, James Pazos pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and Kirby Yates pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two walks and he struck out three. Richard Bleier pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and he struck out one, Adam Warren pitched two perfect innings with a strikeout and he won his seventh game of the season and Dellin Betances pitched giving up two runs with only one being earned and he walked two. Tommy Layne earned his first save of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and a walk.
J.A. Happ pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned. He walked one and struck out two. Joe Biagini pitched to one batter and retired him, Brett Cecil pitched to one batter and retired him and Jason Grilli blew his fourth save of the season and lost his sixth game of the season. Grilli gave up four hits and four runs in 1/3 of an inning and Danny Barnes pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout.
Gardner had three hits and drew a walk, Ellsbury had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Gary Sanchez had two RBI. Chase Headley had a hit, Teixeira had two hits and an RBI and Didi Gregorius had a hit. Aaron Hicks had a hit, two RBI and Donovan Solano had a hit. Gardner and Solano each hit a double and Teixeira and Hicks each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Betances committed an error.
Darwin Barney drew a walk, Josh Donaldson drew a walk and Edwin Encarnacion had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks. Jose Bautista had a hit and drew a walk, Dioner Navarro had a hit and an RBI and Russell Martin had an RBI and drew two walks. Troy Tulowitzki had a hit and an RBI, Michael Saunders had a hit and an RBI and Justin Smoak drew a walk. Kevin Pillar had a hit, Tulowitzki hit a double and the Jays were 3-10 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base. Martin and Pillar each committed an error.
In the first Sanchez hit an RBI ground out to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Martin drew an RBI walk to tie the game at one. In the third Tulowitzki hit an RBI double to give the Jays a 2-1 lead. In the third Saunders hit an RBI single to push the Jays lead to 3-1. In the eighth Ellsbury hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 3-2. Teixeira hit a solo homerun to tie the game at three in the ninth and Hicks hit a two run homerun to make it a 5-3 game. Ellsbury hit an RBI single and Sanchez a sac fly to push the lead to 7-3 in the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth Encarnacion drew an RBI walk and Navarro hit an RBI single to cut the lead to 7-5 but that would be the final score.
The Yankees finished their final road trip of the season. They lost three out of four in Toronto and went 3-8 on their 11 game road trip. They now come home to finish out their final six games of the season. They aren't mathematically eliminated but they realistically don't have a chance. They have made it this far though with no one expecting that.