For the second time this week, the New York Yankees lose on a walk-off. Bo Bichette provided the final blow to give the Blue Jays the win.
- New York Yankees 5 (97-52)
- Toronto Blue Jays 6 (58-90)
- MLB, Final, Box Score
- Rogers Centre, Toronto, Canada
Well, it’s Friday the 13th so it only makes sense that something weird like losing to the Blue Jays in extras would happen.
The Toronto Blue Jays won by way of a walk-off home run from Bo Bichette. The deciding blow came in the bottom of the 12th to crush the New York Yankees.
Masahiro Tanaka started the game and put forth a less than stellar effort. He allowed four runs in five innings of work, giving up eight hits and punching out six.
Still, a big fifth inning by the Yankees gave Tanaka a chance to walk away with a win. The hopes of securing that win dissipated in the seventh inning, when Adam Ottavino balked in the tying run.
Tyler Lyons received the loss, giving up the walk-off homer to Bichette in the 12th.
All the Yankees damage on offense came in the fifth inning.
Clint Frazier opened the scoring with an RBI double, on which he advanced to third on a throwing error by Randall Grichuk.
Austin Romine then brought Frazier in to score on an RBI single.
Following that, Luke Voit dribbled a grounder to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. The third baseman threw to second in an attempt to beat Gleyber Torres to the bag but Torres was safe and Romine scored.
Gio Urshela then came through with a two-RBI single to bring Torres and Voit to the plate.
Savage of the Game — Friday the 13th
Everybody knows that weird stuff happens on Friday the 13th and today was no exception. The Yankees looked sloppy in the field and an inexplicable balk by Ottavino put the Blue Jays back in the driver’s seat of the game.