The New York Yankees have gone from frustrating start to the hottest ticket in town. New York captured its 10th straight victory Monday night with a 3-2 win north of the border against the Blue Jays.
Leading the way was second baseman Gleyber Torres who knocked in all three runs with a two-run homer. The home run came in the fourth inning and gave New York a 2-0 lead. Toronto quickly tied it on a double by Bo Bichette and a RBI single by Matt Chapman. Torres would later become the hero when he knocked in the game winning run in the top of the ninth inning. Torres whose primary focus on the field is now to be the Yankees starting second baseman, is hitting .239 on the season.
Jordan Montgomery was once again efficient, allowing only two runs over five innings of work. His ERA stands at 2.88. Clay Holmes was credited with the victory.
At 17-6, the Yankees own the best record in Major League Baseball. Not bad for a team that just two weeks ago was scuffling at 7-6.
Meanwhile, the New York Mets, who were the owners of the best record in baseball, struggled in their first match-up with the defending champion Atlanta Braves, falling 5-2.
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Former Met Travis d’Arnaud killed his former team, driving three runs. He had a RBI double in the sixth inning that drove in the tying run. In the eighth, he padded the Braves lead with a two-run double. Austin Riley who has made his bones killing Mets pitching crushed a home run that got the Braves rally started way back in the fourth inning.
Chris Bassitt took the loss for New York; he’s 3-2 on the season, with a 2.61 ERA. He was charged with three runs over seven innings. Trevor May had equal trouble for the Aamzin’s, allowing two runs in an inning of work.