CC Sabathia pitched another pretty good game as his 2016 turn around continued. He allowed two runs, which were a bit unlucky, in his seven innings. Unfortunately, those two runs wound up being too many. The Blue Jays tacked on another late, and the Yankees' offense never really showed up. The Yankees dropped the series to Toronto, losing the finale 3-1.
After the first five batters of the game went down fairly quickly, Starlin Castro got the game's scoring started. Casto hit a two-out solo home run to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
Sabathia retired the first seven hitters he faced, but he ran into some trouble in the top of the third. It all started when Didi Gregorius misplayed a grounder hit by Devon Travis. After Travis reached on the error, Darwin Barney flew out. With two outs in the inning, Jose Bautista kept it alive with a single. Josh Donaldson then walked, loading the bases for Edwin Encarnacion. He got a single to drop in front of Brett Gardner, scoring two runs and putting the Blue Jays up 2-1.
After the blip in the third, Sabathia bounced back and wound up throwing seven strong innings. After a scoreless eighth from Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth. He struck out two batters on either side of a Justin Smoak single, but things went downhill after that. Kevin Pillar and Travis hit back-to-back singles, scoring a run. Chapman got Barney to ground out to end the inning, but it was now 3-1.
As they were getting a mostly strong outing from the pitching, the offense wasn't holding up their end of the bargain. After the first inning home run by Castro, the offense recorded just three hits against J.A. Happ and Toronto's bullpen. Despite getting another strong outing from Sabathia, the Yankees dropped another. Just like that, a six-game winning streak turned into a two-game losing streak.
The Yankees will now head down to Florida to play the Rays in a series starting tomorrow. Masahiro Tanaka will get the start as the Yankees look to return to winning ways.