The New York Yankees met up with the Toronto Blue Jays for game one of a 3 game set coming up at Yankee Stadium. It was a beautiful night for baseball in the Bronx. After pitching a no-hitter, Corey Kluber took to the mound to face the Blue Jays’ Steven Matz and the Jays’ powerful young and energetic lineup. The Jays won the game 6-2.
At the top of the first inning, Kluber faced Marcus Semien, who struck out. Bo Bichette struck out. Vlad Guerrero Jr. walked. Teoscar Hernandez also walked. Randal Grichuk flew out to Urshela at third. At the bottom, Luke Voit struck out swinging. Gleyber Torres struck out swinging. Aaron Judge struck out for a quick 1-2-3 inning for Matz. No score.
The top of the second had Lourdes Gurriel hitting into the force. Joe Panik had a line drive caught my Rougie Odor. Danny Jansen stuck out to end the half. Gio Urshela led off the bottom, and he got a right-field single. Gary Sanchez struck out. Rougie Odor also stuck out. Clint Frazier flew out to left to end the inning. No score.
At the top of the third inning, Semien struck out. Bo Bichette singled. Bichette moved to second on an error by Kluber. Vlad Guerrero Jr. got a two-run blast for his 16th homer of the year; it broke 35 scoreless innings by the Yankees. Hernandez struck out. Grichuk popped to Voit to then the half the, but the Jays took the lead. At the bottom, Kyle Higashioka led off for the Yankees, and he struck out. Brett Gardner struck out. Luke Voit singled to center. Gleyber Torres had a long fly ball for the final out of the inning. Toronto Blue Jays 2 Yankees 0.
At the top of the fifth inning, Corey Kluber was replaced by Michael King Tellez ground out. Gurriel Jr. hit a home run. Panik walked. Jansen went down looking. Semien singled for two on and two outs. Bichette flew out to Gardner to end the half, but the Yankees gave up a run. At the bottom, Aaron Judge hit a fly ball out to center. Urshela ground out to center. Gary Sanchez ground out to end the inning. Blue Jays 3 Yankees 0.
At the top of the sixth with two on, Grickut struck out. Gurriel Jr. lined out to end the half. At the bottom, Odor led off and struck out for Matz’s eighth strikeout of the game. Clint Frazier singled up the middle. Higashoika flew out to left. Gardner struck out for a very fast sixth inning. Jays 3 Yankees 0.
To start the sixth, Joe Panik struck out looking. Jansen singled to left. Semien double, but Jansen held up at third. Bichette ground out to third. Guerrero Jr. also to third to end the hall. At the bottom of the inning, Luke Voit ground out to the artificial shortstop. Judge singled. Urshela Urshela ground out to short. Jays 3 Yankees 0.
The top of the seventh saw Hernandez ground out. Grichuk singled up the middle. Tellez singled to two on and one out. Gurriel Jr. singled to load up the bases still with only one out. Espinal pinch-hitting hit a two-run single. Danny Jansen, still with only one out, struck out. In his fifth at-bat, Semien struck out against Lucas Luetge for the final out, but the Jays picked up two more runs. Gary Sanchez led off with a pop-up showing Sanchez not running hard. Odor struck out. Frazier hit a double for the Yankees’ first batter in scoring position. Higashioka singled, driving in Frazier for the New York Yankees’ first run of the night. Brett Gardner faced the new Jay’s pitcher Tyler Chatwood, and he walked. Luke Voit hit back to Chatwood to end the inning, but the Yankees got on the board. Jays 5 Yankees 1.
At the top of the eighth, Luis Cessa faced Bo Bichette, who singled as Frazier got it off the wall to prevent a double. Guerrero Jr. hit into a double play by Urshela. Hernandez lined out to Gardner in center. At the bottom, with the Yankees having to make up four runs, Gleyber Torres started by lining out to the center-field wall. Aaron Judge walked. Gio Urshela hit into a double play to end the inning. Jays 6 Yankees 1.
At the top of the night, Randal Grichuk hit a home run to far centerfield as the Jays tacked on another home run. Tellez ground out to the infield, Higashioka to first. Gurriel Jr. grounded out to Torres. Espinal ground out, but the Yankees were down by five. At the bottom, with last licks on the line for the New York Yankees, Gary Sanchez went down on strikes. Rougie Odor walked. Clint Frazier went down looking. Kyle Higashioka doubled driving in Odor. Brett Gardner struck out to end the Yankees’ six-game winning streak.
The final score was the Toronto Blue Jays 6 and the New York Yankees 2. The winning pitcher was Steven Matz, and the loser was Corey Kluber.