Yankees blow another game in late innings as they drop series finale in Toronto 3-2

The Yankees entered Sunday’s contest looking to take three of four from the Toronto Blue Jays. Fresh off a 7-0 win on Saturday, the Yankees sent their best starting pitcher to the hill on Sunday as Luis Severino squared off against Marcus Stroman. The Yankees managed to get an early lead but were unable to add any more offense for the remainder of the game allowing the Jays to come back and steal a 3-2 win, capped off by a Josh Donaldson home run off Tyler Clippard in the eighth inning.
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Matt Holliday put the Yankees on the board in the fourth inning with an RBI double scoring Aaron Judge to put the Yankees ahead 1-0. Holliday would also drive in the second Yankee run of the afternoon in the top of the sixth with an RBI groundout to score Brett Gardner.

Luis Severino was going strong through 5.2 innings before allowing a two-out, two-run home run to Justin Smoak to tie things at two runs apiece in the bottom half of the sixth inning. Still, Severino put together another very strong outing for the Yankees in a game that the team should have been able to win.

Tyler Clippard entered in the eighth inning and immediately allowed a solo home run to Josh Donaldson on a full count. The Yankees were unable to rally against Robert Osuna of Toronto as he picked up his 13th save of the season sealing a 3-2 victory for the Blue Jays.

The Yankees will begin a three-game set with Boston in the Bronx starting on Tuesday. With both teams sitting at the top of a competitive AL East division, this should be an exciting series for baseball fans.

Winning Pitcher: Joe Smith (2-0, 2.93 ERA): 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 HR
Losing Pitcher: Tyler Clippard (0-3, 1.88 ERA): 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 HR
Save: Robert Osuna (13)

Notables:
Aaron Judge: 1-4, R, K
Matt Holliday: 1-4, 2 RBI, 2B, K
Luis Severino: 7.0 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 7 K, 1 HR
Kendrys Morales: 2-4, 2B, R, K
Justin Smoak: 1-4, HR (14), 2 RBI, R, K
Josh Donaldson: 1-4, HR (6), RBI, R, K
Marcus Stroman: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 4 K, 0 HR


Article by: Chad Raines

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