The Yankees were cruising into the sixth inning with a 3-0 lead and it appeared they were going to take the series from the Toronto Blue Jays. However, The Blue Jays scored four unanswered runs, giving the Yankees a 4-3 loss at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The Yankees scored their first run on a lead-off home run by Brett Gardner, who was a single shy of hitting for the cycle once the game was completed. In the fourth inning, Francisco Cervelli hit a RBI single and in the fifth, Gardner tripled and scored on the same play due to the ball being thrown into the seats.
Brandon McCarthy was looking for a bounce back start, but instead gave the Yankees six innings, giving up four runs on five hits and three home runs. Dellin Betances pitched two scoreless innings but he gave up an inherited runner in the seventh inning.
— The Yankees are off tomorrow (Happy Labor Day!) but they’ll be back in the Bronx on Tuesday, facing the Boston Red Sox as they continue their trek for a second Wild Card Spot. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.