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Blue Jays bested by slumping Yankees in series finale


Deivi Garcia earned his first major league win, Gleyber Torres drove in four runs and the New York Yankees snapped a five-game losing streak, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Wednesday night.

The Yankees had lost 15 of 20 and fallen to the edge of the expanded playoff field. General manager Brian Cashman had made a rare road trip to talk to the team before Tuesday night’s loss.

Torres and DJ LeMahieu homered to back Garcia (1-1). In his third career start, the 21-year-old righty gave up two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked two.

Zack Britton worked the eighth and Aroldis Chapman struck out all three batters in the ninth.

Derek Fisher hit a two-run homer in the second inning for Toronto, which had its three-game winning streak halted. Ross Stripling (3-3) took the loss.

Luke Voit hit an RBI single that put the Yankees ahead 3-2 in the fifth and Torres added a two-run double. That gave New York multiple hits with a runner in scoring position, a welcome relief after the Yankees had gone 2 for 32 in that situation during their five-game skid.

Torres led off the second inning with his fourth homer and LeMahieu led off the third with his fifth. Clint Frazier added an RBI single in the ninth.

Toronto starter Tanner Roark allowed two hits and three walks in four innings.

Tellez to injured list?

Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo says first baseman Rowdy Tellez will likely go on the 10-day injured list after an MRI exam revealed a right knee strain.

Tellez was replaced for a pinch-hitter in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the visiting New York Yankees at Sahlen Field.

He hurt his knee while chasing a pop-up in foul territory in the top half of the frame.

Montoyo, speaking on an afternoon video call with reporters, says Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and Travis Shaw will likely handle first-base duties while Tellez is out of action.

Tellez is batting .283 this season with eight home runs, 23 RBIs and an .886 OPS.





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