Blue Jays 3, Yankees 6: Tanaka Dazzles Yanks to Series-Opening Win

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.

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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.

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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.

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