Yankees manager Aaron Boone did not lay down enough gauntlets. For days, he was asked more and more often about his failed team, and more often than not, Boone portrayed the same persistence as the team winning 100 wins in each of the last two seasons. Still, if he did not leave his leg, he was at least firm.
“No more moral victories,” Boone said.
They did not have to compromise for one Wednesday.
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The Yankees earned a stunning 7-2 win over the Blue Jays at Buffalo on a brilliant, seven-start and four-RBI night from shortstop Guilaber Torres from 21-year-old cheater Devi Garcia.
The win ruined Streak, losing five games, but more importantly, it meant that they would return from the Bronx to Toronto in two games, finishing second in the American League East and sixth in the postseason Stayed at the location. picture. It also meant that they would overtake them by two games with the Orioles, Tigers and Mariners at the start of the day.
On Thursday, the Yankees will begin a four-game set with Baltimore, beating them in three of four contests last weekend.
He improved to 22-21, giving him just 17 games in the regular season. They are trying to avoid becoming the first Yankees club to complete a season below 500 since 1992.
Jack Bratton made a blistering comeback on the eighth score. Aroldis Chapman served her ninth, her second half of the season.
Torres started the scoring for the Yankees, clubbing a single shot into center field from a distance of 438 feet in the second inning. It was Torres’ first blast since July 26 and his second part of the season. Last year, Torres hit a career-best 38 home runs. DJ LeMahieu tied all things up for New York in a 2-all with a home run that went to the right field wall in the second frame.
The Yankees busted open items in the fifth. With Tanner Roark the bus pulled after 68 pitches while he was cruising, Ross Stripling stepped in.
Tyler Wade welcomed him to the center with a ground ball, and then Luke Voyt homered him with a right-handed shift-being grounder for a 3–2 lead. After an Aaron Hicks walk, Torres doubled, bringing both Voight and Hicks to a 5–2 advantage.
Garcia made every future star the Yankees hope he would be. He hit six, walked none and scattered five hits, relying on his fastball and trademark cueball before sneaking in a better slider. He bowled 95 pitches.
Derek Fisher hit him a goal in center field for a two-run single in the second inning, trailing the Yankees 2–1. Garcia gave Jonathan Davis a double in the fifth, but worked around it, and then finished with a 1-2-3 seventh inning. After hitting Fisher, his last batsman of the night, Garcia – usually the Stoic – pumps his fist as he walked off the mound.
Gary Sanchez 0-for-3 with a strike, extending his hitless streak to 0-for-11. Torres finished with three hits. Clint Frazier tagged on an insurance RBI single in the ninth, which Torres followed with a run-grounding groundout for a 7–2 advantage.
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