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The New York Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays right out of the Bronx.
It was the best outcome that honestly, I didn’t think the Yankees had in them but they proved me wrong.
Beating the AL East leading Blue Jays in three games cut the Yankees deficit to just a game and a half back to catching Toronto. And getting three wins at Yankee Stadium finally has the Bronx Bombers to playing .500 at home (16-16).
This series was the first time all season that I have seen the Yankees gel as a whole.
Without question the pitching was the MVP, as Tanaka, Christy, Phelps, Betances, Robertson and Warren all were darn close to perfect.
And the Yankees bats miraculously scored 16 runs, considering they left 26 guys on base and were 8 for 30 with RISP. (more…)
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Game time: 7:05 pm ET – Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY
TV: My9, MLB Network
Radio: WFAN 660/101.9 fm. WADO 1280
Baltimore Orioles (37-34)
Nick Markakis RF
Steve Pearce DH
Adam Jones CF
Chris Davis 1B
Nelson Cruz LF
J.J. Hardy SS
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