Randal Grichuk drove in both Blue Jays runs in a 2-1 victory over the Yankees
- Clayton Richard pitching line: 2IP 2H 0R 0BB 1K 30 pitches (19 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 6th as Randal Grichuk singled home Cavan Biggio and Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- JA Happ pitching line: 5.1IP 5H 2R (both earned) 1BB 5K 89 pitches (56 for strikes)
- The Yankees got one back in the bottom of the 9th as Aaron Judge singled home Aaron Hicks
- Daniel Hudson got the final 4 outs for his 2nd save of the season
- Final score: Blue Jays 2 Yankees 1
- The Blue Jays got bad news early when Clayton Richard was forced to leave his start after 2 innings and thirty pitches with a back injury. The 35-year old southpaw had three solid starts prior to the all-star break and was looking to build on that momentum as the first man up to start the second half. Ryan Borucki is potentially nearing a return to the rotation and Edwin Jackson is also in a rehab stint, so both could be options if the injury is long-term
- Speculation will be rampant after Ken Giles did not pitch in a save situation Saturday. One of three things could have happened. First, Giles might be the first veteran on the move. Second, Giles might have a minor ailment. Three, Giles is still a Blue Jay, but a deal is close.
- It was another rough day for the Blue Jays offence, that did just enough to win this game as a two run RBI single by Randal Grichuk barely held up.
- Up next, the Blue Jays go for the series win as ace Marcus Stroman makes what could be his final start in a Blue Jays uniform. This start is kind of critical because Stroman missed his last start with a pec injury and potential trade partners will want to see Stroman pitch a good 5 innings minimum and ideally 6 or more. The Yankees will counter with righty and Stroman's all-star replacement Masahiro Tanaka