Brian McCann had been struggling with the bat for the last two and a half months. However, he was able to break out, even if it was just for a day, notching five RBI’s in a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
McCann wasn’t the only bright spot for the Yankees: Brett Gardner continues to go on a tear, having four hits and scoring two runs. Gardner lead off the game in the single and later Alfonso Soriano notched an RBI single to score him. McCann’s bat got to work in the fourth inning, hitting a two-run shot to help the Yankees re-take the lead. In the seventh inning, Ichiro Suzuki walked with the bases loaded, scoring Gardner from third. A few batters later, McCann’s bat came alive again, clearing the bases and notching himself an RBI triple.
Chase Whitley started the game for the Yankees, going five innings while giving up two runs on five hits while striking out two. Adam Warren came in for two innings, striking out three in the process. Jose Ramirez couldn’t record an out, causing Girardi to pull him and bring in Dellin Betances. Betances struck out two batters and walked one in his outing. While it wasn’t a save situation, David Robertson entered the game to record the final three outs, securing a 7-3 win for the Bronx Bombers.
– David Phelps will get the call as the Yankees attempt to go for the series sweep against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium. Drew Hutchinson will take the mound for the Blue Jays with hopes he can help his team salvage the final game of this three game set. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.