Eovaldi throws six scoreless, Beltran drives in two as Yankees return to .500 with 6-0 shutout of Blue Jays
Picture Credit: Associated Press/Julie Jacobson
Toronto threatened in both the second and the third. Eovaldi worked out of a one-out, men on first and second scenario in the second as both Kevin Pillar and Darwin Barney grounded out to end the inning. In the third, Eovaldi escaped runners on second and third with one out by striking out Edwin Encarnacion and by inducing a Michael Saunders fly out.
Both R.A. Dickey and Nathan Eovaldi pitched well in the middle innings, with Dickey (2-6, 4.60 ERA) retiring nine batters in a row from the fourth to the sixth, and Eovaldi retired eleven in a row from the third to the sixth innings.
With a 2-0 lead going into the bottom of the seventh, the Yankees added two key runs. With runners on first and third, Austin Romine hit a ground-rule double to right to extend the lead to 3-0. After a pitching change, Jacoby Ellsbury beat out an infield single to shortstop to add a fourth run.
Picture Credit: Associated Press/Julie JacobsonThe Yankees added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth with a Chase Headley sacrifice fly and a Didi Gregorius RBI single.
After Eovaldi walked Tulowitzki to lead off the seventh, Dellin Betances came in and worked a scoreless inning to preserve the lead. Kirby Yates and Luis Cessa each worked a scoreless inning to complete the Yankees win.
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Article by: Bryan Peng
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