Gleyber Torres Drives in All 5 Yankee Runs! NY 5 Toronto 2

It was Gleyber Torres 5 Toronto Blue Jays 2 in this Wednesday afternoon game at the Stadium – a beautiful, 70-degree Spring afternoon in the sun. Torres hit a 3-run homer in the 4th to give NY a 3-1 lead, and had a 2-RBI single in the 6th for the insurance runs.

Jameson Taillon survived a very shaky start to get the win.

The Yankees improved to a Major League Leading 22-8. Toronto fell to 17-15.

1. Taillon Survives Shaky Start

Taillon walked the first batter of the game – George Springer, then allowed a single to Bo Bichette and hit Vladimir Guerrero to load the bases with nobody out. Some start to the game. A run came home on a Teoscar Hernandez fielder’s choice – and then – Taillon found his groove.

He got the last 2 outs of the first, pitched a 1-2-3 second inning, and got through the 3rd through 5th – allowing a single in the 3rd, double in the 4th, and double in the 5th.

Staked to a 3-1 lead, Taillon allowed 2 singles in the 6th and was gone – replaced by Michael KingMatt Chapman hit a sac fly off King to make it 3-2.

2. Gleyber 3-Run Bomb Put Yanks Up

Anthony Rizzo and DJ LeMahieu hit 1-out singles in the 4th off Toronto starter Jose Berrios, and then Gleyber Torres hit a 354-foot homer to right for a 3-1 NY lead.

“In that situation I just going to put the ball in the air,” said Gleyber Torres afterwards. “I got a really good pitch to hit and thank God I hit a homer.”

3. Gleyber Drives In Insurance

The same 3 Yanks did all the scoring again in the 6th – with 1 out, Anthony Rizzo walked and DJ LeMahieu doubled to deep right center driving Berrios from the game. Gleyber came up against reliever Trevor Richards and blooped a single to center for 2 runs and a 5-2 Yankee lead.

4. Holmes Hero

Michael King got the last out of the 6th but allowed 2 singles in the 7th and was relieved by Clay Holmes with 1 out. Holmes got a double play grounder to end the inning and pitched a shutout 8th as well.

5. Chapman Roller Coaster

Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th with a 5-2 lead. He immediately allowed a leadoff double, threw a wild pitch to move the runner to 3rd, and walked Vinny Capra to put 1st and 3rd nobody out.

George Springer hit a sac fly to right to make it 5-3.

With 1 out and a runner on 1st, and the tying run at the plate – Chapman struck out Bo Bichette and got Vladimir Guerrero to pop out to 2nd for the old ballgame.

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