|Kevin Gausman threw seven shutout innings in a 4-0 shutout win over the Yankees|
After a strong win yesterday on strong nights from four of the all-stars, including George Springer, who was 5-5, the Blue Jays were looking for their 3rd straight win. Kevin Gausman got the start with Danny Jansen behind the plate. George Springer was out after taking a foul ball off his knee. Cavan Biggio was at 2B and Alejandro Kirk served as DH. Could the Blue Jays make it three straight wins? Here is tonight's game recap.
- The Blue Jays opened the scoring in the top of the 3rd as Whit Merrifield scored on a ground out on a ball hit by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
- The Blue Jays added a pair of runs in the top of the 4th as Teoscar Hernandez bashed a 2-run blast to dead center; also scoring Alejandro Kirk
- Jameson Taillon pitching line: 5IP 6H 3R (all earned) 0BB 5K 80 pitches (53 for strikes)
- Kevin Gausman pitching line: 7IP 4H 0R 1BB 7K 86 pitches (58 for strikes)
- The Blue Jays added a run in the top of the 9th as Matt Chapman scored on a sac fly by Danny Jansen
- Final score: Blue Jays 4 Yankees 0
- Kevin Gausman pitched seven shutout innings, scattering four hits while walking one and striking out seven. After allowing a hit and walk in the 1st inning, Gausman retired the next 20 batters. He also retired the last 4 batters he faced.
- The bullpen was perfect, retiring six in a row while striking out 1
- Alejandro Kirk had the big day offensively, going 3-4. Teo drove in a pair with a no-doubter deep in dead center.
- Although both hitless on the night, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (ground out) and Danny Jansen (sac fly) both had productive outs. It's how you win championships, you get productive outs.
- In the wild card standings, the Orioles were in a slugfest came out on top. The Rays lost in extra innings, the Mariners were winning and the Twins prevailed.
- Up next, the Blue Jays go for their 4th straight win and their 18th series win of the season. Mitch White starts against Yankees ace Gerritt Cole