Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette had becoming competitors throughout a record-setting first sport in Toronto — a Yankees lineup led by a participant lots aware of Rogers Centre.
Gio Urshela hit two dwelling runs for the second straight sport and New York outslugged Bichette and the Blue Jays 12-6 Thursday night time to increase its profitable streak to a season-best 9 video games.
The Yankees have hit a document 19 homers over their final 4 video games, together with not less than 5 in every win throughout a three-game sweep at Baltimore this week. Urshela hit two-run homers within the first and third innings, his 15th and 16th of the season, and outfielder Mike Tauchman additionally had a two-run shot throughout New York’s six-run third.
Urshela’s homer barrage comes virtually precisely a yr after the Yankees bought him from the Blue Jays.
“They have been impression gamers for us,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated of Urshela and Tauchman. “They do it on each side of the ball.”
Taking part in at dwelling for the primary time, Bichette grew to become the primary participant in main league historical past to double in 9 consecutive video games. He additionally homered, giving him an unprecedented 13 extra-base hits in his first 11 profession video games. Bichette is the primary rookie to have an extra-base hit in 9 straight video games since Ted Williams in 1939, in response to STATS.
“Once I hit the homer, that was the primary chills second I’ve had within the large leagues to date,” Bichette stated.
Bichette’s 11 game-hitting streak to start out his profession is the longest ever by a Blue Jays participant.
“We’re watching historical past,” supervisor Charlie Montoyo stated.
The Yankees have homered in 12 consecutive video games, hitting two or extra in a season-high seven straight. New York is an AL-best 51-7 when hitting two or extra homers this season.
“As an offense, we’re sort of within the zone proper now,” Tauchman stated.
Urshela hit .233 with one homer in 19 video games with Toronto final season earlier than being demoted to the minors in early July. He was offered to New York on Aug. 4.
“That is an enormous change for my profession, coming to the Yankees from the Blue Jays,” Urshela stated. “I really feel good to be right here now.”
Urshela has homered in three straight video games for the primary time.
Domingo Germán (15-2) pitched 5 innings to win his sixth consecutive resolution for New York. The fitting-hander allowed 4 runs, three earned, and eight hits, enhancing to 9-Zero in opposition to AL East opponents. He’s unbeaten since June 7 at Cleveland.
New York improved to 76-39 and leads the AL East by 10 half of video games for the primary time since September 2009.
Each of Urshela’s homers got here off left-hander Thomas Pannone (2-5), who matched a profession worst by giving up seven runs in 2 1/three innings. Tauchman related off right-hander Zach Godley, who was making his Toronto debut after being claimed on waivers from Arizona on Wednesday.
Chad Inexperienced labored the sixth and Luis Cessa pitched the ultimate three innings for his first save.
Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire had a career-high 4 hits, together with a solo homer off Cessa within the eighth. Derek Fisher additionally homered, his second in 4 begins since being acquired from Houston final month.
Yankees: INF Gleyber Torres (core harm) stays each day, Boone stated. … C Gary Sanchez (strained left groin) went Zero for two with a stroll in seven innings behind the plate at Triple-A Scranton and will return as quickly as Saturday, Boone stated. … RHP David Hale (lumbar backbone pressure) threw a 30-pitch bullpen earlier than the sport. … RHP Luis Severino (proper rotator cuff) is scheduled to throw off the mound Friday. … 1B Luke Voit (sports activities hernia) has resumed operating, Boone stated.
Blue Jays: OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left within the ninth with a cramp in his left quadriceps muscle. Gurriel grabbed at his leg whereas operating out an infield hit and was changed by Brandon Drury. Gurriel is each day.
To make room for Godley, the Blue Jays optioned RHP Brock Stewart to Triple-A Buffalo.
Urshela is the primary Yankee with back-to-back multihomer video games since Aaron Choose did it September 24 and 25, 2017.
The Chicago White Sox will host the Yankees subsequent summer time on the corn discipline in japanese Iowa the place the film “Discipline of Desires” was filmed. The sport is about for Aug. 13 in Dyersville, about 200 miles west of Chicago. A brief 8,000-seat stadium will likely be constructed to accommodate the primary main league sport performed in Iowa.
Yankees: LHP J.A. Happ (9-6, 5.24) is 1-1 with a 2.19 ERA in two begins in opposition to the Blue Jays this season.
Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (1-2, 2.49) has allowed only one earned run in his previous 9 innings.
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