Yankees 2, Blue Jays 3: Donaldson Homer Downs Yanks

Luis Severino did all he could to help the Yankees win, but ultimately they fell 3-2 after Tyler Clippard gave up an eighth inning home run to Josh Donaldson.

Severino impressed with his ability to throw strikes, as he only walked one batter but struck out seven. He made just one mistake on the mound, when he allowed a two-run home run to Justin Smoak. In total, he allowed six hits.

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The Yankees offense was powered by Matt Holliday. They scored their first run in the fourth inning when Aaron Judge led off with a single to right field. He stole second, then motored to third on a throwing error by catcher Luke Maile. Holliday followed with a screaming line drive double to center field to score Judge.

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The Yankees scored again in the sixth inning. Brett Gardner singled, Gary Sánchez walked, Gardner moved to third on a deep fly ball from Judge, then Holliday managed to leg out a potential double play ball that allowed Gardner to score. Unfortunately, the offense went dormant from there.

That lead stood for just another half frame as Kendrys Morales singled off Severino, then Smoak hit his 14th home run of the year to tie the game at two. Clippard came in to pitch the eighth, and allowed Donaldson’s sixth home run of the year after a six pitch at-bat.

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That ultimately became the final score as Jays closer Roberto Osuna easily handled the heart of the Yankees order with three strikeouts in the top of the ninth.

Today marks the team’s first off day in a while, as the team prepares to welcome the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles for a quick six-game homestand. After that, they will had on their first West Coast swing of the year, taking on the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics.

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