Aaron Judge smacked his 28th home run of the season, but that was the only run the Yankees could push across against J.A. Happ and the Toronto bullpen, as they fell by a 4-to-1 score.Embed from Getty Images
CC Sabathia was activated from the disabled list to start with just a three inning simulated game to get him into shape. He labored through 2⅔ innings, and was sunk by a four-run third inning. A two-out walk to Darwin Barney led to a José Bautista RBI single, then a bases-loaded walk by Justin Smoak and finally a two-run single by Kendrys Morales.
Happ continued his mastery of the Bombers, allowing just three other hits to Yankee batters. He also struck out six batters. Dominic Leone, Jeff Beliveau, Ryan Tepera and Roberto Osuna handled the last three innings by allowing just one baserunner: a Chris Carter walk.
The Yankee bullpen got bailed out by a fantastic performance from Luis Cessa. He entered in the fourth inning and pitched 4⅔ innings of shutout ball. Chasen Shreve got the final out of the eighth inning before Tyler Clippard pitched a clean ninth inning.Embed from Getty Images