With a depleted bullpen, the Yankees turned to David Phelps to ask him to go the distance and lead the Yankees to victory. Luckily they were able to get the series sweep as they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-4 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York
The Yankees took an early lead in the first inning when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a SAC Fly, scoring Brett Gardner. In the second inning Kelly Johnson had a SAC Fly and Carlos Beltran joined the SAC Fly part in the fourth. In the fifth inning, Beltran hit a ground rule double, scoring Ellsbury and in the seventh, Yangervis Solarte, who came in for Kelly Johnson after he was hit in the hand, walked in a run while the bases were loaded.
David Phelps gave up no runs his last time out, but this time he was able to give the Yankees distance, which was important since the Yankees didn’t have closer David Robertson or Dellin Betances. David Phelps went seven innings giving up two runs on six hits and striking out seven. Shawn Kelley came in to relieve Phelps, but he was unable to completely shut the door, giving up two runs in two-thirds of an inning. Matt Thornton was able to record two outs before Adam Warren shut the door, securing the sweep for the Yankees.
– The third place Baltimore Orioles come to town, but don’t let where they place fool you. They’re only 2.5 behind the Toronto Blue Jays and one game behind the Yankees. With hopes of keeping the Orioles at bay, the Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound. With hopes of taking the first game of the three game set, the Orioles will send out Ubaldo Jimenez, who will try to notch his third win of the season. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.