The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York and the final score was 5-3. Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and pitched well and the bullpen pitched pretty well. Jacoby Ellsbury led the offense with three hits and three RBI and Tyler Austin had two hits and two RBI.
Tanaka pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up two runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out four and earned his 12th win of the season. Jonathan Holder pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a run and two walks, Ben Heller gave up a hit and Tommy Layne pitched to one batter and retired him. Tyler Clippard pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout and Dellin Betances saved his ninth game of the season. He pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts.
R.A. Dickey pitched four innings giving up seven hits and five runs with a walk and five strikeouts. He lost his 14th game of the season. Francisco Liriano pitched two innings giving up a hit and he struck out three, Brett Cecil pitched a perfect inning and Joaquin Benoit pitched an inning walking one and struck out three.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Ellsbury had three hits and three RBI and Gary Sanchez had a hit. Chase Headley drew a walk, Starlin Castro had a hit and Austin Romine drew a walk. Austin had two hits and two RBI, Austin hit two doubles and Ellsbury hit a homerun. The Yankees were 2-8 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Headley had a stolen base and Gardner had an outfield assist.
Devon Travis had a hit, Jose Bautista had a hit, an RBI and drew two walks and Josh Donaldson had two walks. Edwin Encarnacion had three hits and two RBI, Michael Saunders had a hit and Melvin Upton Jr. had two hits. Ezequiel Carrera drew a walk, Travis and Upton Jr. hit a double. The Blue Jays were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Upton Jr. was caught stealing.
In the first Bautista hit an RBI single giving the Blue Jays a 1-0 lead. In the bottom of the first Ellsbury hit a two run homerun to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the third Ellsbury hit an RBI single to make it 3-1 Yankees. In the fourth Austin hit a two run double to push the Yankees lead to 5-1. In the seventh Encarnacion hit a two run single to make it 5-3 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees have won two games in a row. The two teams will play game two of three on Tuesday night.