Yankees Continue Hot Streak, Defeat Blue Jays
The New York Yankees came into Tuesday nights game with the Toronto Blue Jays at 3-1 after the All-Star Break. With CC Sabathia making his return from injury, they extended that record to 4-1 with a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
New York jumped out in front in the bottom of the second, when Andruw Jones blasted a three run home run off of Toronto starter Brett Cecil, scoring Nick Swisher who walked and Robinson Cano who singled, extending his hitting streak to 20 games in the process.
Cecil settled down following the second, but was completely overshadowed by a dominant performance by CC Sabathia.
Sabathia was fantastic in his first start in over two weeks, going six innings while not allowing a run, scattering four hits and striking out six against a Blue Jays lineup that was without heavy hitter Jose Bautista who was placed on the disabled list. He left the game after allowing a leadoff single to Adam Lind in the top of the seventh, but Cody Eppley and Boone Logan stranded the runner and preserved his scoreless start.
Relief pitcher Sam Dyson came in for the Blue Jays, and the Yankees took advantage. They extended their lead in the bottom of the seventh on a double by Chris Stewart, scoring Jayson Nix who led off the inning with a single. Derek Jeter followed Stewart with a double of his own, opening the margin up further. The Yankee threat continued as they loaded the bases, and Alex Rodriguez drove Jeter in with a fielder’s choice to make it 6-0.
The shutout was ended in the top of the eighth on a Colby Rasmus sacrifice fly.
Next up for the Yankees is the conclusion of their series against Toronto tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. You can catch all of the action on 104.5 “The Team” ESPN Radio.
Player of the Game: CC Sabathia (6 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 6 K)
Sabathia was dominant in six innings for the Yankees tonight. That is a great sign for them looking forward; as they need consistently high quality starts to chase the title this year. Tonight was a huge night for his confidence and the team’s confidence in him to deliver despite injury.
“Good Job, Good Effort” Player of the Game: Sam Dyson (0.1 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 3 ER)
When you throw a third of an inning, you should never allow as many runs as Sam Dyson did tonight. He ruined any chance the Jays had to stay in this game with his performance tonight. Good job, good effort, Sam Dyson.