Buffalo B2B. pic.twitter.com/Kti8ASLFlv
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 7, 2020
This lead would be short-lived for the Yankees as in the bottom of the first inning, first basemen Rowdy Tellez would double to right field which knocked in Cavan Biggio. The following inning, Santiago Espinal singled to center field which knocked in Travis Shaw to tie the game.
This is not a drill. Miguel Andujar just launched a missile into orbit 🚀 pic.twitter.com/tOUVeWZGUV
— Dillard Barnhart (@BarnHasSpoken) September 7, 2020
It would all go downhill from there for the Yankees.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Blue Jays would score 10 runs to take a 12-6 lead. Catcher Danny Jansen would top off the inning with a grand slam that pretty much shut the door.
A Yankee rally was unsuccessful except for a lone run scored by Miguel Andujar in the top of the ninth inning.
The New York Yankees would drop to 21-20 and sit at third place in the AL East standings. The Toronto Blue Jays improve their record to 23-18 and sit 2.5 games ahead of the Yanks at second place for the AL East.
There weren’t many positive things for the Bombers in this game except to see that Luke Voit is still swinging it well and Clarke Schmidt looked good on the mound. The Yankees are going to need to turn things around soon if they want to get out of the hole they’re currently in. If the playoffs started today, they would have the eight seed and would have to play the Tampa Bay Rays in the first round.