TORONTO (AP) – Jameson Talone and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, Aaron Hicks lined up a three-run double as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 on Saturday to seal their winning streak. increased to nine.
Talon (8-1) allowed four hits and scored eight runs in 5 2–3 innings to win his eighth straight decision.
Michael King worked in two innings and Clay Holmes got the last four outs. The Yankees scored their 11th shutout of the season and improved to a major league-best 49–16.
Toronto placed second and third place runners with one in the second innings, but Talon retired the next eight consecutive batsmen.
Alec Manoah (8-2) lost for the first time in his 16 career home debut, disappointing a sell-out crowd of 45,055. Manoah came 2–0 with a 1.52 ERA in four career starts against New York, but allowed four runs and six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He walked one and hit five.
Anthony Rizzo ran a bar into the Yankees’ fourth, Gleber Torres followed with one and, after Joey Gallo was dismissed, Isiah Kinner-Falefa beat an infield hit to load the bases for Hicks. given, which is doubled to the right.
For Hicks, it was his first extra-bass hit in the bass-loaded position in more than five years, and the Blue Jays were the last to do so. Hicks had a career-best six RBIs as the Yankees won 12–2 in Toronto on June 1, 2017.
After traveling up a mound, Manoah hit Jose Trevino with a pitch and the Yankees catcher was awarded first base. Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo argued that Trevino had swung on the pitch and was out for the fourth time this season.
The Yankees had an 11-game winning streak from April 22 to May 3. The run ended in a three-game series finale in Toronto with a loss to left-hander UC Kikuchi. Kikuchi for the Blue Jays starting on Sunday.
Yankees: LHP Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) was scheduled to throw a live BP at New York’s Spring Training Complex in Tampa, Florida on Saturday, manager Aaron Boone said. If he feels well, Chapman will hold another live BP session while the Yankees are in the Tampa area visiting the Rays next week.
Blue Jays: Toronto Says LHP Hyun Joon Ryu’s Tommy John Had Surgery. He is signed on till 2023, but he will take 12-18 months to recover. … Blue Jays placed RHP Trevor Richards (neck strain) on 15-day IL and recalled LHP Matt Gage from Triple-A Buffalo. … SS Bo Bichet (right leg) returned to the lineup after sitting out on Friday. Bichette abandoned Thursday’s game after scorching a pitch with his foot in an innings.
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When Judge’s bat broke into an infield grounder in the fourth, the barrel exited the infield and landed on a shallow left.
New York signed INF Chris Owings to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Orioles issued the Owings on Monday.
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For the first time this season, Talon walked more than one batsman in 13 runs. … George Springer walked twice against Talon and finished with three walks.
Saturday marked the 45th anniversary of the 1977 Fenway Park clash between the late Yankees manager Billy Martin and star right fielder Reggie Jackson. After Martin substituted Jackson for not stirring in the outfield in a nationally televised game, the two nearly broke into the visitor’s dugout.
RHP Luis Severino (4-1, 2.80) New York returns to the mound on Sunday after a scratch from early Thursday due to illness. Kikuchi (2-3, 4.80) opened for the Blue Jays. This left-hander does not win five starts.
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