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Yankees Highlights: Tyler Wade’s home run isn’t enough to beat Blue Jays

A rare Wade dinger goes to waste.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees dropped Friday night’s game to the Blue Jays, but eh. The division is already clinched, so no harm, no foul. It still was frustrating, especially with an ump show in the ninth inning.

We’ll have a full recap up shortly. In the meantime, here are the highlights:

Winner of the Game

Holy cow, we have to talk about Tyler Wade. The light-hitting utility player crushed a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to put the Yankees ahead 3-2. The ball traveled 400 feet—seriously!—and Wade flipped his bat in style. It was a great moment for the 24-year-old, the highlight of his season to date.

Honorable Mentions: J.A. Happ, Aaron Judge

Loser of the Game

Poor Tommy Kahnle. He ends up as the loser of today’s game on a few levels. First, he gave up a two-run homer to Justin Smoak in seventh inning, and that cost the Yankees the game. That he had to pitch one day after his raucous celebration? Ouch.

Gleyber Torres also exited the game in seventh inning, after awkwardly falling while attempting to field a groundball earlier in the night. Hopefully he left for precautionary reasons. The Yankees cannot afford any more injuries.

Honorable Mentions: Clint Frazier misplaying a ball in right field in the second inning


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