Yankees Top Blue Jays To Keep Playoff Hopes Alive


The Yankees got back on track Friday night with a 6-3 victory in Toronto. The Yankees improved the Bronx Bombers to 70-63 while the Blue Jays (67-67) fall back to .500.

The Blue Jays got the scoring started when Jose Bautista homered to left field in the bottom of the 4th. The Yankees didn’t get on board until the 7th inning when Brett Gardner doubled to right, scoring Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran. Gardner then scored on a throwing error by Dioner Navarro making the score 3-1. Jacoby Ellsbury then hit a two-run home-run to extend the lead to 5-1. Melky Cabrera and Kevin Pillar both drove in runs in the bottom of the 7th to cut the lead to 5-3.

Chase Headley homered in the top of the 9th to extend the lead to 6-3. David Robertson shut things down and earned his 35th save of the season. Chris Capuano improved to 2-3 by giving up 8 hits and 3 runs over 6.1 IP in his win. Mark Buehrle gave up 7 hits and 4 runs as he fell to 11-9.

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Game 2 of the series starts tomorrow at 1:07 ET. Drew Hutchison (8-11, 4.68 ERA) and Michael Pineda (3-2, 1.95 ERA) will square off.