Game 115. Tanaka tames Blue Jays, 4-1.


Last weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays were rude guests at Yankee Stadium, sweeping the Yankees in their own home.

Today, the Yankees have a chance to return the favor.

Masahiro Tanaka threw a CG 5-hitter, and got HR support by Carlos Beltran and Mark Teixeira as the Yankees won their third straight game, beating Toronto 4-1.

The win increased the Yanks’ AL East leading margin to a game and a half.

Beltran followed his Friday heroics by homering in the first inning Saturday to put the Yanks up 1-0. His 12th HR of this season was #385 of his career, tying Dwight “Dewey” Evans on the all-time list.

In the fifth, Tanaka got out of a bases-loaded, no-0ut jam by yielding only one run. Game tied.

Teixeira untied it in the sixth. HR #31 of the season was #394 of Teix’s career.

Teixeira singled in a run in the top of the eighth to make it 3-1, and Ellsbury’s RBI single in the ninth made it 4-1.

Today, rookie Luis Severino makes his third MLB start, looking for his first MLB victory.

Hopefully the Yanks get the brooms out.

Tanaka (W, 9-5, 3.56) 9 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 3 walks and 8 K.


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