Blue Jays keep pace in Wild Card race with 6-1 win over Yankees
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By Cam Lewis2 months ago
Just win, baby.
The Rangers, Mariners, and Astros all won their games on Wednesday afternoon but the Blue Jays kept pace with another commanding victory at Yankee Stadium. They’ve now won five games in a row and they’ll go for the sweep in New York on Thursday.
Things worth mentioning…
- Kevin Gausman was shaky in the first inning, as he issued walks to both Aaron Judge and Gleyber Torres, but the righty settled down after that. He threw six scoreless innings and scattered three hits and three walks while striking out 10 batters. Gausman’s ERA for the season is now 3.29 and he leads the American League with 233 strikeouts.
- Cavan Biggio made a huge defensive play in the bottom of the third inning that might have wound up saving Gausman some runs. DJ LeMahieu laced a ball along the first-base line but Biggio dove and robbed him of extra bases. Two batters later, Torres hit a single that surely would have scored LeMahieu if not for Biggio’s catch.
- On the other side of the mound, Michael King was nearly untouchable. He went seven innings and allowed one earned run on five hits while striking out 13 batters and walking none. The Blue Jays managed to score a run off of King in the third inning when Kevin Kiermaier, George Springer, and Bo Bichette hit back-to-back-to-back singles.
- The Blue Jays got to New York’s bullpen after King came out of the game. They added two runs in the eighth inning thanks to bases-loaded walks from Spencer Horwitz and Whit Merrifield and then three more runs in the ninth. It was a bases-loaded single from Horwitz that really busted things open.
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