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Blue Jays notebook: Toronto tops Yankees behind Estrada's seven shutout innings

13 August 2017

The deeper Marco Estrada goes in a ball game, the tougher he becomes. "Really his last three starts".

Sabathia left Tuesday's game, a loss of 4-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays, after only making 57 pitches, due to tweaking his right knee at some time during while pitching the third inning.

The Yankees responded in the second when Garrett Cooper's RBI single scored Chase Headley from third.

Bautista hit his 19th homer of the season with two out in the seventh against reliever Chasen Shreve to increase Toronto's lead to four runs.

Estrada dug in and got the big man with a strikeout to preserve his shutout through five innings.

Campos has appeared in six games for Toronto this season, posting a 2.08 ERA and striking out 10 over 8 2/3 innings.

"We didn't have a whole lot down there left", said Gibbons.

The shortcomings of the Jays starting rotation have been a well-documented with the team and its struggles, keeping it well below the.500 mark all season.

"I was trying to put together a good at-bat", said Pillar.

Masahiro Tanaka mustered just four innings and 88 pitches before Chad Green, Tommy Kahnle, David Robertson, Dellin Betances and Adam Warren combined to go the rest of the way.

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Estrada, who allowed five hits and three walks, had only two clean innings but held the Yankees to 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and stranded eight. Aoki was playing in his first home game since the Houston Astros traded him to Toronto on July 31.

With runners on first and second and two outs in the sixth and the Blue Jays leading 3-0, Cooper flied to left after Jacoby Ellsbury was retired on a foul pop. The last time the Yankees were here, he made the Rogers Centre look small during his BP swings.

“It is a little weight off your shoulders once you realize youre not going anywhere, ” Estrada acknowledged. "When I can't do that, I don't know where the ball is going".

Toronto moved to 54-60 on the year and now sits 4.5 games behind Seattle for the second American League Wild Card spot.

Toronto took a 3-0 lead in the fourth. He had gone 12 starts without a win.

Sabathia allowed four runs on six hits and a walk during Tuesday's injury-shortened outing. Osuna had blown three of his previous five chances.

Aaron Judge has struck out in 27 consecutive games.

Come for batting practice, stay for the game. RHP Chris Smith was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to take his place. Then a Jose Ramirez two-run single that included a throwing error by right fielder Clint Frazier.

James Reeves, SP, Tampa Yankees (New York Yankees) - Did not pitch in an 11-5 win over St. Lucie. "Our bullpen guys are getting abused a little bit".

The veteran righthander, slated to be a free agent at the end of the year, promptly went out in Chicago and completed seven innings for the first time in 37 days, shutting down the White Sox on one run.

Blue Jays notebook: Toronto tops Yankees behind Estrada's seven shutout innings