Luis Severino and the New York Yankees fall short of sweeping the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday with a 3-1 loss.
- Blue Jays 3 (65-54), Yankees 1 (64-52)
- Win: Drew Hutchison (12-2)
- Loss: Luis Severino (0-2)
- Save: Roberto Osuna (13)
Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista turned out to be just a tad too much for New York Yankees phenom Luis Severino today in Toronto.
The Blue Jays salvaged the final game of a three-game set by the final of 3-1.
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Jose Bautista hits his 28th HR to power Blue Jays to 3-1 win over Yankees. Toronto trails NY by ½ game in AL East. pic.twitter.com/wGNttBIyIu
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When Michael Jay and David Cone weren’t bowing down to the great Severino from the booth, the kid pitched pretty solid over six innings surrendering just three runs and five hits while striking out nine.
The big blow came in the third inning when Carlos Beltran lost a Troy Tulowitzki fly-ball in the sun with two out. Instead of inning over, Josh Donaldson singled to right to make it one and Jose Bautista hit a moon shot to make it 3-0 in favor of the home team.
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Toronto starter Drew Hutchison only allowed a Jacoby Ellsbury solo shot over 6.2 innings of work. Brett Cecil, Aaron Sanchez and Roberto Osuna did the rest to preserve the victory. The Jays now move back to 1/2 game behind the Yanks in the AL East.
Too much excitement was garnered from the Yankees first two victories on Friday and Saturday. Masahiro Tanaka was stellar in Game 2 with his complete “signature” game for the Bombers, but something is still missing.
The lineup that was once thriving (scoring 90 runs in just 10 games) a week ago, is now without Alex Rodriguez.
A-Rod has simply been miserable lately hitting just .152 with no home runs and two runs batted in during the month of August. He even sat out on Saturday, giving way for Greg Bird to play first and Mark Teixeira to DH.
Without his ridiculous production seen for much of the season, this powerful lineup becomes very ordinary in the blink of an eye.
The Yankees sure did take care of business in Toronto this weekend winning two of three, but this race might be one for the ages over the last 50 or so games.
Neither team is going anywhere.
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