The Yankees champion their section by beating the Blue Jays

The New York Yankees had no problem against a deflated Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday at Rogers Centre. Their 5-2 win secured them a first place finish in the AL East Division.

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Imperial on the mound, Jameson Taillon (14-5) led the Bronx Bombers to good port. He allowed just two earned runs on seven hits in seven and a third innings on the mound, in addition to striking out six batters.

Gleyber Torres led the way for the visitors on offense. He hit three hits and drove in as many runs, notably allowing Aaron Judge to cross the plate in the sixth inning.

The Jays’ gunners also employed an effective, but not necessarily ingenious technique to prevent Judge from hitting his 61st long ball of the season. The Yankees slugger took advantage of four free passes in the duel.

Judge hasn’t homered in his last seven games. Remember that he is trying to equal the American record of Roger Maris, established in 1961.

Aaron Hicks, with a double, and Anthony Rizzo, with a single, scored the other points for the winners. Kyle Higashioka and Oswaldo Cabrera also gave John Schneider’s men headaches with three and two hits respectively.

The evening was particularly difficult for Jose Berrios (11-7), who was capable of the best and the worst this season. In five-and-a-third innings, he gave up nine hits from the safe and five earned runs. The Yankees were limited to two hits the rest of the game after he left the mound.

Relievers David Phelps and Anthony Bass stood out late for Canada’s only Major League Baseball team, both passing three batters in the mitt in less than two innings.

The match had however started well for the Jays, carried by the long solo ball of George Springer in the first assault. However, they struggled to demystify Taillon and his successor Lou Trivino thereafter, adding only one point thanks to the simple of Vladimir Guerrero son.

The Blue Jays, who had won their last three games, will try to win this three-game series on Wednesday.



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