Series Recap: Yankees Stumble North of the Border
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Chris Capuano returned to one of his former stomping grounds, and twirled an extremely effective outing against the Blue Jays on Friday night in the series opener. Over 6 2/3 innings pitched, Cap allowed only 2 earned runs, 8 hits, and struck out four. He was assisted by three relievers, and the Yankees made what they thought was going to be a series statement, winning by the final tally of 6-3.
Blue Jays’ starter Mark Buehrle continued to struggle since his hot start to 2014, going 6 innings, and allowing 4 earned runs to the Yankees’ lineup. The Jays also had three relievers make appearances, as two more earned runs came home for the Bombers.
Jacoby Ellsbury led the offensive attach, going 2-for-5, with a home run, his 14th of the season, along with a pair of RBI. Unfortunately, the Yankees lost Ellsbury after a minor collision at home plate, left the Yankees’ lead-off hitter with a severely sprained left ankle. Martin Prado also continued his hot hitting, scoring a pair of hits himself. At the end of the day, the Yankees put up 10 hits.