The New York Yankees, desperate for a win after losing 4 consecutive games, 2 against the Blue Jays, hoped for a win tonight to at least split the series. The Yankees pitted their pitching sensation, Luis Gil, against the Blue Jays’ Alek Manoah. But, the Yankees, more than anything, hoped their powerful lineup would again awaken and score some runs. Other than Brett Gardner to Yankees hitter were Awol. The Yankees lost the game 6-3 for their fifth loss in a row and slipping out of the wild card advantage.
In his first three starts for the Yankees, Luis Gil had not allowed a run, and the Yankees hoped he would continue that trend. In the first inning, he faced the Jays’ Corey Dickerson, who struck out swinging for Gil’s first strikeout of the game. Marcus Semien walked. Semien moved to second on a Sanchez passed ball. Vlad Guerrero Jr. walked as he appeared to be overthrowing. Bo Bichette flew out to Gallo in left, holding the runners. Teoscar Hernandez struck out to end the scoreless half for the Jays. At the bottom, Brett Gardner led off and ground out to first. Aaron Judge, who has been hitless in his last three games, ground out to short. Anthony Rizzo singled to left field. Giancarlo Stanton singled to right with Rizzo going to third. DJ LeMahieu with men on the corners and two outs flew out to right to strand two Yankee runners. No score.
The second inning was led off by Alejandro Kirk, who struck out. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. struck out on a Gil slider. Jake Lamb struck out as Gil struck out the side. At the bottom, Joey Gallo worked a walk. Gary Sanchez hit into a double play to clear the bases. Rougie Odor gave one a ride, but it was caught at the right-field warning track. No score.
Danny Jansen led off the third inning by walking. Dickerson flew out to Gallo in left-center. Semien walked. Guerrero Jr., with two on and one out, singled to left, loading the bases. Bichette, with only one out and the bases loaded, tapped back to Gil; Gil fired and got the out at home. Hernandez, now with two outs and the bases still loaded, struck out to keep the game scoreless as he worked into and out of trouble. At the bottom of the frame, Andrew Velazquez went down looking. Gardner struck out looking. Judge ground out to second to end the inning. No score.
The fourth inning was led off by Kirk, who flew out to Gardner. Gurriel was hit on the helmet and advanced to first. Lamb walked. Jansen walked to load the bases again, and that was his night as Lucas Luetge replaced him. Dickerson, with the bases loaded, a wild pitch by Luetge scored Gurriel. Dickerson flew out to Velazquez holding the runners. Semien, with two outs, flew to left in front of Gallo. Two runs scored, and Gallo fired to second, catching Semien trying to stretch it into a double for the final out. Blue Jays 3 Yankees 0.
At the bottom of the fourth inning, Rizzo led off by popping out to second. Stanton ground out to first. LeMahieu popped out to first for a 1-2-3 inning for Manoah. Jays 3 Yankees 0.
Vlad Guerrero Jr. led off the fifth inning by grounding to Velazquez at short. Bichette walked. Hernandez walked on the 12th Luetge pitch. Kirk singled, but Odor got the force at third for the second out. Gurriel went down on strikes. At the bottom, Gallo singled to right field. Sanchez popped back to the catcher. Odor walked, making it the first time that a Yankee player had reached second base. Velazquez struck out. Gardner hit a three-run homer to tie the game. Judge ground out to first. New York Yankees 3 Blue Jays 3.
The sixth inning was led off by Lamb facing new pitcher Joely Rodriguez and struck out. Jansen struck out. Randal Grichuk pinch-hitting for Dickerson flew out to LeMahieu. At the bottom, Rizzo flew out to the left-field corner. Stanton singled to left for his second hit of the night. LeMahieu struck out. Gallo walked, knocking Manoah out of the game. Sanchez faced the new Jays’ pitcher Trevor Richards and went down swinging, leaving two on base. Yankees 3 Jays 3.
Semien led off the seven with Clay Holmes pitching by the singling and going to second on an E6 as Velazquez overthrew Rizzo. Guerrero struck out. Bichette ground out, but Semien went to third. Hernandez singled, driving in a run for the Jays lead. Kirk flew out to Gardner to end the half. At the bottom, Odor stuck out. Gleyber Torres came in to pinch-hit for Velazquez and walked. Gardner hit into a force out at second. Judge 0 for his last 22 faced the new Jays’ pitcher Adam Cimber and singled up the middle. Rizzo struck out, leaving two Yankees on base. Jays 4 Yankees 3.
The eighth inning was led off by Gurriel against Chad Green and got a triple off the right-field wall. Lamb flew out to center, but Gurriel scored. Jansen struck out. Grichuk singled. Semien struck out, but the Jays tacked on another run. At the bottom, Stanton went down on strikes. LeMahieu singled up the middle. Gallo struck out. Sanchez popped out to shallow center to end the inning. Toronto Blue Jays 5 New York Yankees 3.
At the top of the ninth inning, Guerrero led off facing Yankee closer Aroldis Chapman and homered to the left-field stands. Bichette flew out to Gardner in center. Hernandez walked. Kirk struck out. Hernandez stole second. Jarrod Dyson singled, and Hernandez reached third on a Chapman wild pitch ending his night. Wandy Peralta came in to face Lamb, who ground out to end the half, but the Jays tacked on another run off Chapman. In the bottom with last licks on the line for the Yankees, Voit pinch hit for Odor and struck out. Torres ground out softly. Gardner flew out with the Yankees going 2-11 and losing the top wild card slot.
The New York Yankees lost their last five runs. The final score was the Toronto Blue Jays 6 and the New York Yankees 3. The winning pitcher was Trevor Richards, the loser was Clay Holmes, and the save went to Gordon Ramano.