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Yankees take 3 of 4 from Jays with help from rookie Andujar

April 23, 2018

The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays today by a score of 5-1. Luis Severino was sharp in the victory, while Miguel Andujar stayed hot. A controversial play happened in the bottom of the 8th, when Tyler Austin hit a ground ball to short. He was called out on the field, but the Yankees challenged. The replay clearly showed Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak had his foot off the bag. To everybody's shock, they upheld the call on the field. This brings up pace of play questions. If replay won't fix calls as obvious as this, why slow down the game even more?

 

The Yankees offense got going today with a home run by Didi Gregorius in the first inning. Austin Romine followed with a sharply hit two run double the other way in the second. Miguel Andujar tacked on another two runs with a deep double in the sixth. He went 4-4 on the day. To finish off the Yankees scoring, Didi hit a sacrifice fly to right field. Gleyber Torres went 0-4 in his debut.

 

Luis Severino was sharp from the start. He went 7 innings, giving up one run on three hits and two walks. His six strikeouts all came on sliders. David Robertson pitched a clean 8th, with Chapman nailing down the save in the ninth.

 

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