You know what the best part about stealing a game on the road to re-take the division lead is? It’s coming back the next day and getting another win behind a lights out performance from your staff ace. That’s exactly what the Yankees did this afternoon to gain another game on the Jays and set themselves up for a payback sweep tomorrow.
Masahiro Tanaka was great today. He had all of his pitches working, he worked efficiently through the first half of the game, and he seemed to get better as the day went on. Toronto got to him for a run in the 5th after he walked Ryan Goins on 4 pitches to start the inning and loaded the bases before recording an out, but that was the best and really only chance they would get. They would manage just a single baserunner over the final 4 innings and Tanaka picked up 5 of his 8 strikeouts in that timespan. … Click here to read the rest