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Yankees Highlights: Bats, Gerrit Cole carry the Bombers over the Blue Jays

A nice and stress-free win for the Bombers

MLB: New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees weren’t going to let a two-game losing streak snowball. No, not again. They outplayed the Blue Jays in every aspect of the game, save for administrative procedures, but we’ll get to that later. Right now, I want to talk about how the Bombers bested the Jays by a score of 12-1.

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

Winner of the Game

It was a good night for ballplayers named Aaron, as Aaron Hicks and Aaron Judge combined to go 5-for-9 with four RBI between them. Gio Urshela had another strong game at the plate, as the third baseman collected four hits on the evening. Plus, Kyle Higashioka nearly had a two-homer night, but Jonathan Davis chased a deep fly ball down in center field, then a would-be three-run homer was overturned on replay view, ruled a double instead.

The lineup brought the firepower, which made life easy for Gerrit Cole. The Yankees’ ace tossed seven innings of one-run ball, striking out seven in the process. The only blemish on the nice came in the form of a solo homer off the bat of Cavan Biggio.

Loser of the Game

The recently-activated Tyler Lyons came on to pitch in the eighth inning. The umpires noted that he wasn’t on the lineup card, so he couldn’t play. Instead, the Yankees had to bring in Zack Britton. That’s a doozy of a mistake by Aaron Boone and the coaching staff.

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