The New York Yankees lose 6-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays. This is the Yankees third loss in four games. Here is how the game went down.
Blue Jays Score Early, Then Yankees Tie it
The Blue Jays scored early as Vladimir Guerror Jr. (2) hit a solo home run (HR) to make it 1-0 in the top of the first.
The Blue Jays added to their lead in the top of the third inning. Bo Bichette doubled (1) to center field. Guerrero Jr. (3) homered again to make it 3-0 early on.
The Yankees tied it up in the bottom of the fifth when Anthony Rizzo (3) hit a solo HR. Aaron Judge (1) also homered to make it 3-2.
Josh Donaldson (1) was next to bat and doubled. A mound visit ensued after this hit.
Donaldson advanced to third base on a flyout from Joey Gallo.
DJ LeMahieu (2) doubled to score Donaldson. The score at this point was 3-3.
In the top of the sixth, a pitching change took place, where Chad Green replaced Gerrit Cole.
Entering the bottom of the sixth, George Springer switched from center field to right field, Bradley Zimmer replaced right field Teoscar Hernandez. Also, Adam Cimber replaced Jose Berrios.
More Blue Jays Runs
In the seventh inning, Raimel Tapia reached on catcher interference. Cavan Biggio replaced Alejandro Kirk as a pinch-runner. Kirk started the inning with a lead-off walk.
After the second out of the inning, there was a mound visit and Jonathan Loaisiga replaced Green.
Spring singled to score Biggio to make it 4-3 Blue Jays.
In the bottom of the seventh, Tyler Heineman replaced Biggio as catcher. Yimi Garcia replaced Cimber for pitching.
Guerrero Jr. (4) gets his third homer of the game to make it 5-3. A mound visit took place and Wandy Peralta replaced Loaisiga.
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. singled. A couple of batters later, Matt Chapman singled, scoring Gurriel Jr. The score at this point was 6-3.
At the bottom of the eighth, Trevor Richards replaced Garcia as pitcher.
Gleyber Torres homered (1) to make it 6-4, but this was all the Yankees could muster as it was the final score.
The winning pitcher was Cimber, the losing pitcher was C. Green and Jordan Romano got the save, who came into the game in the bottom of the ninth.
The Yankees Upcoming Schedule
The Yankees will play their final game of the four-game series on Thursday, April 14th at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Yankees will be looking to even the series.
On Friday, the Yankees will be playing a three-game set against the Baltimore Orioles. Friday is Jackie Robinson Day, which is special for the sport of baseball and is celebrated every year.
The Orioles right now are 1-5 and last in the AL East. The Orioles are hoping to change things around. The Yankees are as well. They started the season 2-0, winning their first two games against their biggest rival, the Boston Red Sox.
It is still early in the season of course, but it doesn’t hurt to win. It seems that the AL East always has at least two teams in their division that are fighting for the playoffs every year.
So, will the Yankees go on a winning streak? Or will the Blue Jays take the series? Find out tomorrow night.
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