Yankees sweep 2 game set in Toronto after 13 inning victory
The Yankees defeated the Blue Jays in thirteen innings on Wednesday night by a score of 3-0. Sonny Gray got the start for the Yankees and turned in his best start of the season, going eight scoreless innings, allowing only two hits while walking two and striking out eight. Sam Gaviglio started for the Blue Jays and had a solid start of his own, going seven shutout innings, allowing three hits, walking three, and striking out four. The pitching stole the show in a matchup that is usually headlined by offense. The Yankees bullpen also strung together five scoreless innings with some of the big names getting the job done keeping Toronto off the board. After twelve innings of scoreless baseball, Aaron Judge came to the plate and delivered with a two-run shot to center field off of Joe Biagini to notch the first runs of the game, making it 2-0 Yankees. Giancarlo Stanton added an insurance run with a low line drive home run to left field to make it 3-0, and Aroldis Chapman came on in the bottom of the thirteenth to pick up his fifteenth save of the year.
The Yankees move to 40-18 on the season with the 3-0 victory over Toronto. David Robertson got the win after pitching a scoreless bottom of the twelfth, his fourth of the year. Joe Biagini was charged with the loss, making him now 0-5 in 2018. The Yankees are off Thursday and will head to Queens to take on the New York Mets who are struggling mightily as of late, having lost six in a row and currently holding a record of 27-32. Masahiro Tanaka will get the ball for the Yankees and is set to go up against Jacob deGrom who is in the midst of a Cy Young-caliber season and has been the center of trade rumors for several weeks now. First pitch is at 7:10 PM ET on Friday night at Citi Field.