NEW YORK (AP) — George Springer responded to enthusiastic fans with a forward, two-run homer and an RBI double, and the Toronto Blue Jays made three spectacular defensive plays to beat New York 3-0 on Monday night. .
Alec Manoah (1-0) allowed one hit in six innings, a single off the field opposite Joey Gallo with an out in the second, his six shutouts of two hit balls in his major league debut in the Bronx last May 27 Improved innings.
The 24-year-old right-hander scored seven runs and worked four walk-arounds, helping the Blue Jays increase their winning streak at Yankee Stadium to five.
Springer remains targeted by fans for his time on the 2017 Championship Houston Astros, having been found guilty by Major League Baseball of stealing signs with an unauthorized camera.
Fans booed Springer before and during each bat, and he completed a triple short of the cycle at the leadoff spot. 9 batsman Santiago Espinal had three singles for the Blue Jays.
Springer followed Espinal’s third-inning single by pulling a slider from Jameson Tallon (0–1) into the left-field seats for his second homer in two days.
Espinal hit a two-out single in the seventh and scored when Springer cut a fastball two hops into the opposite field for a double on the right-field wall.
Manoah went loose before the game with a football, then mixed 44 fastballs, 22 sliders, 18 sinkers and 15 changeups, five swings and misses on fastballs, four on sliders and three on changeups.
Manoa moved onto loaded bases in third before Giancarlo Stanton hit a broken bat grounder to shortstop Bo Bischet, who threw a backhand pickup and off-balance before the edge of the outfield grass.
Right fielder Teoskar Hernandez slipped to grab Kyle Higashioka’s looping ball into short right field with two in the seventh after Gleber Torres’ leadoff singles on walks from Trevor Richards and Aaron Hicks.
Espinal, shifted to the left of second, came back to the right of second for pinch-hitter Josh Donaldson’s 106 mph glove against Adam Simber. Espinal flipped Bichette, who made an acrobatic 360-degree turn in seconds and threw in first place for an inning-ending double play.
Jordan Romano finished the four-hitter for his third save, and the Yankees lost their second straight after opening with two wins. New York were locked out seven times last year, two against Toronto.
Talon became the first Yankees pitcher in the last five innings to deliver six strikeouts and five hits without a walk.
There is a club atmosphere at Yankee Stadium during batting practice. A bass speaker is installed in front of each dugout.
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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. practices with a tie-dye colored bat. He wasn’t sure which brand. “Someone put it in my locker. I just caught it, ”he said through a translator.
While Michael Kay and David Cohn were in the Yes broadcast booth at Yankee Stadium, Paul O’Neill called the game from home in Ohio due to family issues, the network said.
Blue Jays: c Danny Jenson was placed on a 10-day IL with a strained left oblique muscle. LHP Anthony Kay was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, C Tyler Heinemann was selected from the International League club, LHP Tyler Saucedo was selected for Buffalo and Josh Palacios was named for the assignment.
Yankees: LHP Jordan Montgomery got “some swelling going around the knee” on Sunday after Xander Bogarts returned to 103 mph, manager Aaron Boone said.
LHP Nestor Cortes (2-3, 2.90 in 2021) will start on Tuesday night for the Yankees and LHP Yusei Kikuchi (7-9, 4.41 in 2021) for the Blue Jays.
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