Gary Sanchez
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The New York Yankees dropped a 5-4 nail biter to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday for their second straight loss. Gary Sanchez homers in his return to from the injured list.

  • New York Yankees 4 (76-41)
  • Toronto Blue Jays 5 (49-71)
  • AL East, Final, Box Score
  • Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada

The New York Yankees fell to the Toronto Blue Jays for the second-straight game. Once again, Toronto infielder Teoscar Hernandez scorched the Yankees and a two-RBI triple by Vladimir Guerrero Jr. delivered the final blow.

For the first time this season, the Yankees lost a game in which they deployed an opener. Chad Green started the game with a scoreless inning before turning it over to Stephen Tarpley.

Tarpley and Chance Adams combined to throw four innings, allowing three earned runs.

The damage for the Yankees offense was done by the usual suspects. In the sixth inning, Gio Urshela cracked yet another home run to tie the game at 3-3.

DJ LeMahieu pushed the Yankees ahead 4-3 with a sac fly in the seventh.

Unfortunately, Adam Ottavino struggled in the bottom of the seventh. Following a walk by Bo Bichette and a single by Cavan Biggio, Guerrero Jr. tripled them both in. Toronto took a 5-4 lead and the Yankees weren’t able to recover.

One big positive to take away from Saturday’s game is the return of Gary Sanchez. The Kraken hit his 25th homer of the season in the fourth inning.

Savage of the Game - Gio Urshela

On a slow day for the Yankees, Urshela hit a game-tying dinger for his 17th shot of the year. Urshela is scorching hot right now and carrying a great deal of the offense on his shoulders with all the injuries the Yankees are dealing with.

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