Blue Jays edge Yankees 5-4 on Saturday

Gordon Brown
BarnBurner Sports Writer

@gordbrown_

Sunday, August 11, 2019


Toronto (5) New York (4) Final

The Toronto Blue Jays edged the New York Yankees 5-4 at Rogers Centre on Saturday afternoon. 

 

Vladdy Guerrero Jr. recorded his first career MLB triple and did so while scoring two runs to give the Jays a 5-4 lead in the seventh. The go-ahead hit would score Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio en route to the victory. 

 

Jacob Waguespack pitched 3.2 innings but exited the game with a 1-0 deficit after surrendering a solo homer to Gary Sanchez in the fourth inning. Jason Adam (1-0) earned the victory after just 1.1 innings of work and no hits allowed. 

 

Gio Urshela continues his offensive tear and went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the sixth inning to even the score 3-3 for New York. 

 

Adam Ottavino (5-4) pitched a single inning, allowing two hits and two earned runs. 

 

Toronto’s narrow victory also saw another contribution from red-hot Teoscar Hernandez, who launched his 18th home run in the fourth inning. That homer would be the Blue Jays’ 38th across their last 14-games, an MLB record for home runs in that span. 

 

Bichette failed to extend his hitting streak to 12 games but has cemented the third-longest streak to start a career nonetheless. If Bichette had hit another extra-base hit, he would’ve been the first rookie to do so in 10 straight games. 

 

The Blue Jays will look to complete the three-game sweep of New York on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1:07 p.m. EST at Rogers Centre.