Yankees Lose See-Saw Battle And Drop Series Finale


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The Yankees and Blue Jays were in nothing but a battle throughout the whole game. However, the Blue Jays were the ones who were able to come out on top in the end, and take two out of three in the Bronx.

Starting pitcher Shane Greene had a decent outing, as he went 5.1 innings, and gave up three runs on eight hits. He gave up a run in the top of the first inning, due to the RBI groundout by Jose Bautista that scored Jose Reyes. Greene was starting to settle in until the fifth inning, when he served up a solo home run to Juan Francisco, making the score 2-0. In the sixth inning, Greene was pulled after giving up an RBI double to Colby Rasmus.

The opposing pitcher was J.A. Happ, as he finished the day going 5.1 innings, and giving up three runs on four hits. The real damage towards him was when he gave up back-to-back solo home runs in the fifth inning to Chase Headley and Francisco Cervelli.

The game was tied at three heading into the eighth inning, until Dellin Betances served up a sacrifice fly to left field to Munenori Kawasaki, making the score 4-3. The Yankees would tie it back up in the bottom of the eighth, when Carlos Beltran singled to center and drove in Brett Gardner. It was the Blue Jays who were the last ones to score in the top of the ninth, when Dioner Navarro drove in the winning run.

Overall, the Yankees were 7-3 on the homestand. They will begin a three game series tomorrow at 8:05 PM against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. David Phelps will get the start for the Yankees, while ace Yu Darvish will be handed the ball for the Rangers.