The Yankees had Tuesday night’s game set up just the way they like it for the last two innings: a two-run lead with their setup man and closer freshly waiting to do their jobs. Rafael Soriano did his part, but a team finally got to Mariano Rivera. The Blue Jays tied the score in the ninth and won it in the 10th.
Blue Jays 6, Yankees 5
Win: Jon Rauch
Loss: Ivan Nova
Two Firsts for Mo:
Mo hadn’t given up a single run all season, including spring training. Nate’s Takes predicted Mo would give up a run this week, so be sure to read into his opinions every Monday. The Blue Jays really had him solved Tuesday night, slapping four hits and working a walk. (That was Mo’s first walk of 2011, too.)
Home Run Happy:
Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson both went yard to add to the Yankees’ league-lead in homers. There are three regulars who haven’t homered yet? Read until the end for the answer.
Nice Job, D-Rob:
David Robertson is on his game this year. As the fourth man in the bullpen, D-Rob has posted six shutout innings. The bullpen has been a huge part of the Yankees’ success this year, and D-Rob is a big part of that.
Jose Bautista homered and scored three times.
Derek Jeter, Nick Swisher & Brett Gardner.