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Blue Jays, Yankees shutout for 14th loss in 18 games

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Kevin Gaussman pitched seven innings in a 4-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night, keeping the Toronto Blue Jays close in the American League East race.

Toronto moved into his eighth-place finish with the Yankees on Thursday with three straight wins after he started the series with a 9-2 loss. This is the closest deficit in Toronto's division since June 13, when he returned to eight.

Teoscar Hernandez hit his two-run homer off New York starters Jameson Tyrone (11-4) and leader Lourdes Gurriel Jr. he hit an RBI. Gurriel moved to the leadoff when George Springer was pulled out of the lineup for fouling the ball out of his knee on Thursday's five-hit night. In his 20th career start, Gaussmann (9-9) allowed four singles, stole seven, walked one and threw 58 of 86 on strike. It was Gaussmann's fifth clean sheet start and third clean sheet in his last four games, not including July 2, when he was dismissed after two innings due to an ankle bruise.

The Yankees suffered his 14th loss in 18 games. By the middle of the eighth inning, some fans began throwing what they believed to be cash from the upper deck.

New York was his 11th suspension of the season and his fifth in his last 13 games. The Yankees have also fallen to 9-19 since the All-Star break.

When Whit Merrifield singled to start the inning, Cavan Biggio's double moved him to third, and scored on Gurriel's ground ball, Toronto scored on his third. I took the lead. After Alejandro Kirk singled to open his fourth pitch, Hernandez threw a 93 mph opening pitch over his fence in left-center field into the Toronto bullpen to make it 3-0. Did. It was Hernandez's 18th home run.

Gaussman said Josh He allowed Donaldson his one-out, and in one out he struck out two, and Graber said he hit ten in a row before Torres opened his fifth at-bat. retired. After that single, Gaussmann led Isaiah to a double play, allowing his two remaining runners to finish the game with a 7-base hit on six pitches.

Imi Garcia easily pitched his eighth out of his 1-2-3 and Jordan Romano finished in his ninth place after his out in the finals. Fans loudly booed the Yankees.

– Field Level Media