(Toronto) Brandon Belt hit a three-run homer in the sixth Thursday, guiding the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
Posted at 6:21 a.m.
The Jays stopped a two-game losing streak and consolidated their place in the post-season.
Toronto is second among the three clubs on track to reach the playoffs without a section title, in the American.
Their lead is one game ahead of the Houston Astros and two games ahead of the Seattle Mariners, who defeated the Texas Rangers 3-2 late in the night.
Daulton Varsho and Matt Chapman hit solo homers in the third and fourth innings, respectively.
In the fifth, there were two outs on Bo Bichette’s single. The latter stole the second cushion, then Cavan Biggio pushed him to the plate with a single.
Bichette hit fourth for the first time this season.
He also hit a single in the third inning.
Chris Bassitt (16-8) struck out 12 batters in 7 2/3 innings, allowing four singles and a double.
He set a career-high in wins and reached 200 innings for the season.
“I think it’s a prestigious plateau in a season,” said an emotional Bassitt. You need so many people to trust you. There is so much work going on in the shadows. It’s a milestone that has a lot of meaning for me. »
Bassitt walked only once.
“He was very good,” admitted opposing manager Aaron Boone. He was unpredictable. He has a big repertoire and it’s hard to anticipate his intentions. And what’s more, he was very precise in this match. »
Luke Weaver (3-6) allowed two runs and six hits in four innings.
Oswaldo Cabrera had two hits for the Yankees, who had won three games in a row.
The match took place in front of 36,657 people at the Rogers Centre.
Yusei Kikuchi (10-6) will start Friday in Toronto against the Tampa Bay Rays, who will delegate Aaron Civale (7-4).
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