Some late offense brought the Yankees to a 7-2 victory in Toronto on Tuesday. CC got the ball looking to get back into early season form.
No one would cross the plate until the 6th. Unfortunately, it would be the Blue Jays who would break the 0-0 tie. Yankee killer Teoscar Hernandez would homer to left making it 1-0.
The Yankees would answer right back in a big way. A leadoff single by Sanchez would knock Blue Jay’s starter, Marco Estrada, out of the game. Blue Jays skipper John Gibbons signaled for righty reliever Seung-hwan Oh and it did not work out. He plunked Didi on a bunt attempt and Walked Hicks to load the bases for Miguel Andujar. It was clear that Oh’s control was non-existent once he came in. In a very quick turn of events Miguel Andujar deposited the first pitch he saw deep into the left field seats for a grand slam, giving the bombers a 4-1 lead. Great job by Andujar taking advantage of a low 90’s fast ball right down the middle.
The Blue Jays would chip into the Yankee lead with a solo shot by Kevin Pillar. However, that would be the final run CC would allow. He went 7 frames allowing only 2 runs. Very encouraging.
Apparently, Aaron Hicks didn’t feel like a 2 run lead was enough, so he decided pad the lead with a 3-run jack to right center giving the Yanks a very comfortable 7-2 advantage.
No nail biting in this 9th inning, as Chasen Shreve hurled a 1-2-3 inning to end the ballgame.
Definitely a fun game to watch. Good pitchers duel and grand slams are always a pleasant sight.
The Yankees are back at it tomorrow against the Jays at 7:07 PM ET. Sonny Gray will take the mound, looking to build off of a great start against Baltimore.