Blue Jays Edge Yanks 3-2
The Yankees (91-67) fell to the Toronto Blue Jays (70-88) 3-2 on Saturday afternoon. Unlike the night before the Yankee bats were putrid not getting the big hits and leaving plenty of runners on base. Depending on the outcome of tonight’s Orioles-Red Sox game the Yankees could be tied for first place in the AL East race going into Sunday.
The Yankees got right out to an early lead scoring their only two runs in the first inning. After loading the bases with no one out, the Yankees were able to score twice on RBI sac-flies from Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson.
The Blue Jays answered right back in the bottom of the first when Rajai Davis drove a solo home run over the right field wall off of Andy Pettitte. It was Davis 8th of the year.
Rajai Davis drove in the next Toronto run in the fifth inning on an RBI infield single scoring Jeff Mathis.
With two outs and a man on third in the sixth inning Joe Girardi went to the bullpen and brought in Joba Chamberlain. The first batter he faced Adeiny Hechavarria drilled a RBI double off the right field wall which was ultimately the difference in the game.
Andy Pettitte went 5 2/3 gave up three runs on five hits and struck out four it what wasn’t his sharpest outing, the Blue Jays seemed to be tagging deep fly balls left and right. The loss puts Pettitte at 5-4 on the season.
Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero only went three innings before being pulled with a knee problem. Romero gave up two runs on six hits and struck out three.
The Yankees will play the Toronto Blue Jays again on Sunday afternoon. Phil Hughes (16-13 4.10) will get the start for the Yankees while Henderson Alvarez (9-14 4.91) will go for the Blue Jays. Pregame coverage begins at 12:30, first pitch at 1:07 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.