The Blue Jays made a statement with their bats last night in the Bronx, slugging five home runs as part of an 11-5 win in the first game of an important AL East battle against the Yankees.
Yankees rookie right-hander Luis Severino had his worst start in the majors, allowing six runs over just 2 1/3 innings. Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak both took him deep in the first inning. Russell Martin added two home runs against the Yankees bullpen while Edwin Encarnacion also got in on the fun.
David Price allowed two runs and only lasted five innings, but it was good enough for the victory. He’s now 6-1 with a 2.28 ERA over his first eight starts with the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays hold a season-high 2 1/2 game lead over the Yankees in the AL East. The two teams will play a doubleheader today.
Your Friday box scores and AP recaps:
Cardinals 2, Reds 2 – suspended in eighth inning due to rain, will resume at 12:30 ET on Saturday
Tigers/Indians – PPD