The New York Yankees have lost the first two games against the Toronto Blue Jays and were hoping to salvage the last game of the series before moving on to the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. This last game of the series featured Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees the Robbie Ray for the Blue Jays. The Yankees won the game 5-3.
Marcus Semien led off against Montgomery and ground out. Bo Bichette flew out to center. Vlad Guerrero Jr. chopped to LeMahieu for the final out. DJ LeMahieu led off the bottom of the inning, singling to left. Gleyber Torres flew out to deep center. Aaron Judge walked to two on and one out. Gio Ushela hit one to the left-field wall for a double driving in LeMahieu, but Judge was called out at home. Clint Frazier went down on strikes, but the Yankees scored their first run of the doubleheader. New York Yankees 1 Toronto Blue Jays 0.
The top of the second inning was led off by Hernandez, who flew out, Randal Grichuk who popped out to the Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. struck out. Gary Sanchez led off the bottom, and he went high but caught in left field. Miguel Andujar ground out softly to the pitcher. Estevan Florial, in this first major league appearance, ground out to center. Yankees 1 Jays 0.
Santiago Espinal led off the third by reaching on a booted ball by Torres. Jonathan Davis lined up directly to Gio Ushela, who made an excellent catch preventing Espinal from getting back to first for two outs. Danny Jansen walked. Semien walked for the second walk of the inning. Bichette hit a three-run 414′ home run to the Jay’s bullpen. Guerrero ground out, but the Jays went ahead. At the bottom, Tyler Wade led off by going down on strikes. LeMahieu singled to left field. Torres flew out to the left-field warning track. Aaron Judge got a two-run home run to Monument Park to tie up the game at 3 apiece. Gio Urshela ground out, but the Judge’s 13 homers of the year tied up the game. Yankees 3 Jays 3.
Hernandez singled to lead off the fourth. Grichuk flew out to left. Hernandez stole second. Gurriel struck out. Espinal flew out to Frazier in right. At the bottom, Clint Frazier struck out. Sanchez hit a long (444′) home run to right-center. Andujar flew out to right for the second out. Estevan Florial struck out back to the glove of the catcher, but the Yankees took the lead. New York Yankees 4 Blue Jays 3.
At the top of the fifth, Davis singled up the middle. Jansen hit into a Yankee double play for two outs. Semien singled up the middle, and that was the night for Montgomery. He was replaced by Jonathan Loaisgia, who faced Bo Bichette, who struck out. Perfect pitcher David Cone said during the inning; the Loaisgia throws some pitches that make you say wow. At the bottom, Tyler Wade led off by singling off Robbie Ray. LeMahieu went down on strikes. Wade stole second. Gleyber Torres walked. Runners moved up on a wild pitch. Aaron Judge had a long sac fly to right driving in Wade for another Yankee run. Ursheal faced the new Jays pitcher A.J. Cole, and he went down on strikes. But the Yankees took the lead: New York Yankees 5 and the Jays 3.
At the top of the sixth, Guerrero got an up-the-middle single. Hernandez hit into a double play on the base paths. Grichuk had a two-out single. Gurriel single to the left side. Espinal coming up manager Aaron Boone pulled Loaisgia in favor of Wandy Peralta to face Espinal, who ground out to third to end the inning. At the bottom, Frazier flew out to left. Sanchez lined to the left side for a multi-hit game. Andujar lofted one to left for the second out. Florial doubled to left, but Sanchez was out by about 30′ running for home. Yankees 5 Jays 3.
Jonathan Davis led off the seventh with last licks on the line for the Jays. He, against Chad Green, lined out to Torres. McGuire pinch-hitting for Jansen ground out to Wade in short right. Semien flew out to Gardner, and the game was over with the Yankees winning the set’s final game. The final score was the New York Yankees 5 and the Toronto Blue Jays 3. The winning pitcher was Jonathan Loaisgia, and the loser was Robbie Ray. The save went to Chad Green, but where was closer Aroldis Chapman?