In one of his most dominant starts since his breakout 2016 season, Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez came within six outs of recording just the second no-hitter in franchise history before a trio of consecutive hits from Orioles ended that quest, but Sanchez still earned the victory thanks to some late heroics from veteran Curtis Granderson to lift Toronto to their second series victory of the season.
The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox
will re-new their rivalry as they battle it out for the division crown. Toronto
looks to make strides while Tampa Bay and Baltimore will fight to stay relevant.
In his last start of the regular season, Masahiro Tanaka made Yankees history in a career-best seven-inning outing that blanked the Blue Jays and kept New York’s faint hopes of clinching the AL East division title alive.
Josh Donaldson, Teoscar Hernandez, and Kendrys Morales spearheaded a night to remember for the Blue Jays offence to stall the Red Sox’s bid for a second consecutive American League East division title.
José Bautista made a graceful exit in what was almost certainly his last game at Rogers Centre as a Blue Jay, leading Toronto to a memorable victory over the Yankees in their last home game of the 2017 season.
Ryan Goins led the charge offensively, and even made a rare defensive play, while Marco Estrada had another great outing to lead the Blue Jays to an emphatic 8-1 win over the Yankees in their series opener Friday night at Rogers Centre.