Capped off by a 10-run six inning, the Toronto Blue Jays keep their good form as they welcomed the Yankees to Western New York with a 12-7 win.
Toronto forced three different Yankees pitchers to throw 65 pitches, and after trailing at the beginning of the game, Charlie Montoyo's team managed to do a little bit of everything all at once and secure a comeback.
“It’s somebody else every day,” said Montoyo. “When Bo [Bichette] went down, [Randal] Grichuk got hot and carried us for a couple of games. Now Teoscar [Hernández] is out, then [Lourdes] Gurriel [Jr.] got hot. It’s amazing how these things happen. Now, Rowdy [Tellez] is hot. Everybody is picking up each other and that’s a good sign of a good team.”
Danny Jansen hit a grand slam in the sixth inning and that's when a four-run deficit had become a six-run lead for the Jays. This was a confidence boost for Jansen, who went into the first game of the series hitting just .148 with a .570 OPS.
“Everybody was just having quality at-bats and base hits,” Jansen said. “There’s so much resilience on this team and momentum. That was obviously a huge inning, but the quality of at-bats with the walks, that’s where it started.”
This was the first time that the Blue Jays have put up 10 runs in an inning since 2010 against the Tampa Bay Rays. This was also the Yankees 14th. loss in their last 19 games.