Masahiro Tanaka turned in another seven innings of one-run ball, and the Yankee offense backed him up as the Yankees pulled out a 6-to-3 series opening win.Embed from Getty Images
Chase Headley collected two hits and three RBIs to lead the Yankee offense to victory. He was hit by a pitch in the first, and doubled in two runs in the eighth. The Yankees also scored on a Jacoby Ellsbury walk, and a fielders-choice-E2 by Ronald Torreyes. Aaron Judge and Gary Sánchez collected another two hits in their All-Star campaigns.
The Blue Jays scored one in the seventh off Tanaka on a Darwin Barney single that fell in front of Clint Frazier. Other than that, the Yankee ace kept the Blue Jay offense off the board. So did Dellin Betances, aided by a great play by Sánchez and Headley to nab Josh Donaldson trying to steal second base.Embed from Getty Images
Aroldis Chapman certainly made things interesting in the ninth inning. Kendrys Morales led off with a double, and then scored on a pinch-hit double by Kevin Pillar. Barney then followed with another RBI single. Chapman, however, beared down to strikeout a pinch-hitting Troy Tulowitzki and got pinch-hitting Russell Martin to line out to third base.Embed from Getty Images