Yankees 16-5 Blue Jays: Bombers bomb their way back to win in style

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New York Yankees 16-5 Toronto Blue Jays

The New York Yankees snapped their four-game losing streak in emphatic fashion on Friday night, routing the Toronto Blue Jays 16-5. The offense erupted, highlighted by Juan Soto‘s powerful three-run homer. Gleyber Torres, back in the lineup, added to the surge with a crucial two-run home run. This offensive explosion was a much-needed boost for the Yankees, who had been having trouble scoring runs in recent games.

Aaron Judge kept his hot streak alive, notching three hits and two RBIs as the Yankees hammered the Blue Jays with 18 hits. This offensive outburst resulted in a season-high run total for the New York team.

Yankees Stage Epic Ninth-Inning Rally to Steal Victory

The New York Yankees pulled off a dramatic ninth-inning comeback against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night, transforming a deficit into a stunning 16-5 victory. Down by several runs, the Yankees unleashed an offensive onslaught, scoring seven runs on eight hits in the final inning.

Designated hitter Jahmai Jones led the charge, racking up two of his three hits in the ninth. Gleyber Torres, who had been benched by manager Aaron Boone, returned to the lineup with a vengeance, going 2 for 4 and driving in three crucial runs.

This rally overshadowed a solid performance by the Blue Jays’ offense. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Isiah Kiner-Falefa each hit solo home runs, and George Springer contributed an RBI single and was hit by a pitch that bruised his left hand before he exited the game. Despite these efforts, the Yankees’ late-game heroics stole the show. Reliever Michael Tonkin, who pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, earned the win for the Yankees.

Yankees Rally After Stroman’s Exit to Claim Lead

Marcus Stroman‘s start was cut short in the fifth inning after the Blue Jays scored two runs, breaking a 1-1 tie. Despite this setback, the Yankees managed to turn the tide and take advantage of a missed opportunity by Toronto.

With the bases loaded and one out in the fifth, a wild pitch by Yusei Kikuchi gave the Blue Jays a scoring chance. However, Jose Trevino made a heads-up play, diving to tag out Vladimir Guerrero Jr. at home plate. Following this, Daulton Varsho struck out, ending the Toronto rally.

The Yankees then seized the momentum in the next inning. Jahmai Jones and Anthony Volpe hit consecutive singles, setting the stage for Juan Soto, who crushed a 396-foot home run off Kikuchi, his 20th of the season. This key blast knocked the left-hander out of the game and put the Yankees back in the lead.

Aaron Judge kept the momentum going with a single, followed by J.D. Davis doubling to bring Judge home. Gleyber Torres capped off the inning with a double that scored Davis, extending the Yankees’ lead. This offensive surge proved decisive, securing the Yankees’ victory.

Yankees Hold Off Blue Jays Despite Late Homers

While the New York Yankees’ offense erupted for a season-high in runs, their bullpen had to stave off a late rally by the Toronto Blue Jays. Despite solo home runs from Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Vladimir Guerrero Jr., the Blue Jays couldn’t overcome the Yankees’ offensive barrage.

Kiner-Falefa homered off Michael Tonkin in the sixth inning, while Guerrero’s blast came against Luke Weaver in the seventh, marking his fifth homer in seven games.

Although Yankees starter Marcus Stroman allowed three runs, he effectively contained the Blue Jays for most of his outing. The bullpen then took over, with Tonkin earning the win despite giving up Kiner-Falefa’s homer.

The Yankees’ offense provided plenty of support. DJ LeMahieu, who had struggled to find his extra-base hit form this season, finally broke through with an RBI double in the eighth inning. This late contribution bolstered the Yankees’ lead and helped seal the victory.

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Up Next

Nestor Cortes is set to start for the Yankees this Saturday afternoon, going up against Toronto’s Chris Bassitt. Cortes, a lefty with a 4-6 record and a 3.40 ERA, aims to continue his strong recent outings. Bassitt, a right-hander, holds a 6-6 record with a 3.45 ERA. This pitching duel is expected to be a tightly contested matchup.

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