Monday, August 12, 2019

New York Yankees shutout the Toronto Blue Jays to earn series split

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon.  The game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada and the final score was 1-0.  Masahiro Tanaka started for the Yankees and he pitched great.  Gio Urshela led the offense with two hits. 

Tanaka pitched eight innings giving up three hits and no runs.  He walked none and struck out four and won his eighth game of the season.  Aroldis Chapman saved his 31st game of the season pitching an inning and giving up a hit and struck out one. 

Trent Thornton pitched six innings giving up three hits and a run with a walk and six strikeouts and he lost his eighth game of the season.  Sam Gaviglio pitched three innings giving up two hits and he struck out two. 

DJ LeMahieu drew a walk, Aaron Judge had a hit and Urshela had two hits.  Brett Gardner had a hit and an RBI, Austin Romine had a hit and Urshela and Gardner each hit a double.  The Yankees were 1-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.  LeMahieu committed an error and Romine was caught stealing. 

Bo Bichette had two hits, Justin Smoak had a hit and Brandon Drury had a hit.  The Blue Jays left two men on base.  Bichette was caught stealing. 

The only run of the game came in the fifth inning.  Gardner hit an RBI double to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead and that was all that they would need.  The two teams split the four-game series and the Yankees will return home to begin a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles.  They will play a day/night doubleheader on Monday.   

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