the Yankees He hit three home runs, including two in the first inning, and held on in a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday Night.
Here are some takeaways…
– Aaron Judge Things started with a bang, shooting a solo home run into right field with one in the top of the first out Here is Manoah to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead. after Jaliber Torres singles with two outs, Willie Calhoun He smashed the fastball for a two-run blast to put New York up 3-0.
– right hand Jimmy Cordero He got off to an opener and only needed nine layups to get past the first inning. The 31-year-old then came out to score the second goal, getting some help from the rookie phenom Anthony Volpe On a jump to deflect the blow from him Dalton Farshaw for the first time. Then Cordero got Slugger Matt Chapman To line up to the deep left in a nice play Jake Powers For the second out, the inning ended by force Whit Merrifield On the ground.
Before the fourth, Volpe laid on the Jets and doubled on a chalk hit down the third base line. Oswaldo Cabrera walked and then Kyle Higashioka He drove in Volpi to make it 4-0 and give the Yanks runners in the corners. Aaron Hicks He walked to load the bases, but Powers appeared to shorts first. The judge singled out another RBI with a walk to push the lead to 5-0, but that was all the Yanks would get, like Anthony Rizzo on the floor in a 6-3 double play to end the inning.
Brito continued to shut down as he threw a quick 1-2-3 thanks to a double play into the end. The right hander fielded three more consecutive Blue Jays in the fifth, capping off the K.
Powers walked a single away in the top of sixth base and then stole second base, forcing the Blue Jays to intentionally walk with the judge. Then Rizzo drove in Powers with a pair of center field runs to put the Yanks ahead 6-0. Brito made eight retirements in a row to start at number six, before allowing a double Kevin Kiermayer. Then the 25-year-old got it George Springer To roll out to the ground and end the inning. Brito returned for the seventh inning and threw another 1-2-3 innings, including a strikeout Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
— Hicks and Powers hit back-to-back in the top of the eighth, then head coach Aaron Boone He was sent off for arguing balls and strikes after a low throw to the judge. The MVP had the last laugh, smashing a slider to the top deck in center field to give the Yanks a 7-0 lead. It’s his second multi-home run in the past three games.
– Brito had some trouble in the eighth, as Chapman’s double and an RBI single to Merrifield put the Blue Jays on the board while they trailed, at 7-1. Brito was pulled after allowing one person to load the bases with one, as he was replaced by Ian Hamilton. Brito allowed four runs (two earned) on six hits with two strikeouts over a solid 5.1 innings pitched. He scored the inning to make it 7-2 on Springer from hard to short, as he beat the pitcher to first. Beau Bechet cutting the lead on an RBI single to right field and then Guerrero hooked on a double to left, making it a 7-4 upset game. Michael King He came to the rescue and escaped from the jam with the Earth. King threw the ninth inning 1-2-3 to record his third save of the year.
The Yankees continue their four-game series with the Blue Jays on Tuesday night at 7:07 p.m
German Domingo Will take the hill for New York, while Kevin Gusman It will start in Toronto.