BLUE JAYS 2, YANKEES 1

Postgame Notes for Wednesday, May 4, 2022
NEW YORK YANKEES (18-7) at TORONTO BLUE JAYS (16-10)
R H E LOB Win: Kikuchi (1-1)
NEW YORK 1 5 0 7 Loss: Cortes (1-1)
TORONTO 2 4 0 5 Save: Romano (12)
First Pitch: 7:08 pm One-Run Games: 10-3 Temperature: 20°C/68°F
Last Pitch: 9:52 pm Extra-Inning Games: 1-1 Wind: N/A
Game Time 2:44 Comeback Wins: 7 Attendance: 29,057
BLUE JAYS NOTES:

• Earned their 10th one-run win of the season (10-3), the most one-run victories in the Majors…Avoided
the sweep, improving to 16-10 overall this season and 10-6 at Rogers Centre…Have won 10 of their last 15
games…Moved to 8-6 against the AL East, and 3-4 against New York this season.
YUSEI KIKUCHI picked up his 1st win as a Blue Jay, tossing 6.0 innings of one-run ball, surrendering three
hits and a walk while racking up seven strikeouts…Marked his 1st quality start of the season…Induced a
season-high 15 swing-and-misses…Blue Jays starters have notched 11 quality starts this season, the most
in the American League, trailing only the Padres for the most in the Majors (13).
MATT CHAPMAN opened the scoring with a solo home run in the 2nd, his 5th longball of the year…All five of
his homers this season have come at Rogers Centre…Has homered once in all five home series this year.
• BO BICHETTE doubled and scored in the 3rd, his 5th two-bagger of the year…All five of his doubles have
come against the Yankees, tied for the most against any single opponent this season in the Majors (Patrick
Wisdom – 5-2B vs. COL)…Also drew a walk in the 1st, finishing the game 1-for-3.
• VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR. drove in the eventual game-winning run with a single in the 3rd inning…In 13
games against AL East opponents this season, has gone 12-for-46 (.261) with four doubles, three home
runs, and seven RBI (.895 OPS).
• JORDAN ROMANO escaped a bases-loaded jam, pitching a scoreless 9th inning to preserve the win (1.0
IP, 2H, BB, K)…Marked his MLB-leading 12th save of the season.
YANKEES NOTES:
• Had their season-high 11 game winning streak snapped, slipping to 18-7 overall on the season…Are now 8-
4 away from Yankee Stadium…Moved to 10-6 against divisional opponents this year and 15-2 when hitting
at least one home run.
NESTOR CORTES allowed two runs on four hits over 4.0 innings with four walks and three strikeouts…Has
not allowed more than two runs in any of his five starts this season…Yankee starters have allowed 3ER or
fewer in 24 of 25 starts this season, and no more than 2ER in 20 of those starts.
• JOEY GALLO
drilled a solo homer in the 3rd inning, his 3rd bomb of the season…Marked his 1st game in the
lineup since 4/30 at KC…All three of his longballs have come in his last five starts…Has reached base
safely in each of his last seven starts, batting .304 (7-for-23) with a double, three homers, and four RBI (.739
SLG, 1.124 OPS).
JOSH DONALDSON notched a single in the top of the 9th to go along with his walk in the 7th, part of a 1-for3 effort…Has hit safely in a season-high eight straight games, going 8-for-29 (.276) with three doubles and
three RBI (.779 OPS).
HOME RUNS # Outs Type Field Count Off Inning Score Before
Matt Chapman 5 0 1R CF 3-2 Cortes 2nd 0-0
Joey Gallo 3 0 1R CF 0-0 Kikuchi 3rd 1-0
UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS: (All Times Eastern)
Thursday, May 5 at Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 pm…RHP José Berríos (2-0, 4.13) vs. RHP Aaron Civale (0-2, 10.67)
Friday, May 6 at Cleveland Guardians, 7:10 pm…RHP Kevin Gausman (2-1, 2.27) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (1-1, 2.45)
Saturday, May 7 at Cleveland Guardians, 6:10 pm…RHP Ross Stripling (0-0, 3.79) vs. RHP Triston McKenzie (1-2, 2.70)
Sunday, May 8 at Cleveland Guardians, 1:40 pm…RHP Alek Manoah (4-0, 1.45) vs. TBA

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