Blue Jays Answers Boos With HR and Win over Yanks

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Blue Jays beat Yankees 3-0

After being greeted with boos at Yankee Stadium, George Springer replied with the form of racket he and the Blue Jays were also willing to make.

Toronto is 3-1 after losing in the playoffs despite a 91-71 record last year.

Teoscar Hernández had such a great catch in right field, and Alek Manoah (1-0) pitched six innings and allowed one hit.

Springer is still being pursued by fans for his period with the 2017 Championship Houston Astros after being wrongly convicted by Major League Baseball of faking signs with an illegitimate camera.

Springer was booed before and during each at-bat, and he completed the leadoff spot a triple short of the cycle. And for the Blue Jays, No. 9 batter Santiago Espinal might have three singles.

With one out in the second, Manoah allowed just Joey Gallo’s opposite-field single. The right-hander struck out seven batters while walking four, allowing the Blue Jays to enhance their victory at Yankee Stadium to five games.

Last May 27, he made his major league debut in the Bronx, pitching six shutout innings of two-hit ball.

Springer hit his second home run in two days, following Espinal’s third-inning single, by pulling a slider from Jameson Taillon (0-1) into the left-field seats. In the seventh, Espinal singled with two outs and scored when Springer sliced a fastball to the left field wall to get a double on two hops to the right-field wall.

Manoah warmed up with a football before throwing 18 sinkers, 44 fastballs, 15 changeups, 22 sliders, and, with five misses and swings on fastballs, four on sliders, and three on changeups.

In the third, he walked with the bases loaded before Giancarlo Stanton hit a broken-bat grounder to Bichette, who made a backhand pickup and off-balance throw to first from the outfield grass.

After Gleyber Torres‘ leadoff single off Trevor Richards & Aaron Hicks’ walk, Hernández slid into short right field to catch Kyle Higashioka’s looper.

Espinal moved from the left side of the infield to the right side of the infield to field pinch-hitter Josh Donaldson’s 106 mph grounder in opposition to Adam Cimber. Espinal decided to flip to Bichette, who created an acrobatic 360-degree spin at second and threw to first to end the inning.

Jordan Romano closed out the four-hitter for his 3rd save and 26th in a sequence dating back to last season, as the Yankees fell to their second straight loss after starting the season with two wins. Two of New York’s seven shutouts last season came against Toronto.

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LHP Nestor Cortes (2-3, 2.90 ERA in 2021) starts for the Yankees on Tuesday.

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