(Buffalo) Giancarlo Stanton gave his team a lead with a homerun in the seventh inning and the New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Thursday night.
Posted on June 17, 2021 at 11:58 p.m.
Stanton broke a 3-3 tie with his 13e long ball of the campaign, a slap of two points in the field opposite at the expense of Anthony Castro (1-2).
Chris Gittens produced three runs and Gio Urshela placed three balls in a safe place in addition to coming in to score three points for the Yankees, who swept the honors in this three-game series. Chad Green (1-4) scored his first win of the season.
“It was a really big run for us,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. To come here, after a difficult weekend, to pull yourself together like that and get some victories through the effort, it’s exciting. ”
The New York side had a triple play in the first inning, resulting in two triples in one year for the first time in its history.
Reese McGuire hit three hits and Santiago Espinal crossed the plate on two occasions for the Blue Jays, who have lost their last four outings and six of their last eight. Randal Grichuk gave the Blue Jays a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning after a single run.
Later in the sixth inning, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge deprived Cavan Biggio of a homerun when he reached over the fence in right field to catch the ball.
“He saved two runs and I produced two runs,” said Stanton. We practically did the same. I let the fastball go deeper into the strike zone and used all the ground. ”
It wasn’t the Yankees’ only major defensive play during this clash.
Yankees starter Michael King had placed runners in second and third pillows without a putout when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a ball at King, who called it out at first base. First cushion player DJ LeMahieu then sent the ball to shortstop Gleyber Torres to catch two runners in mousetrap.
After a succession of throws, Urshela pinned Marcus Semien between third pad and home plate and he then threw the ball to Torres, who pulled out Bo Bichette as he tried to slip to third base.
“We didn’t do a good job on that,” said Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo. Young people will make mistakes. Subsequently, I am proud that we have come together and that we have taken the lead. ”
The 1-3-6-2-5-6 combination was the first in Majors history to result in a triple play, according to the Baseball Almanac.
“Everyone was involved and got a good grip on the ball,” said Boone. Who knows what the round would have been like if Vladimir hit the trails? ”