MLB Game Recap - NY Yankees at Toronto
Sun Sep 15, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BOS
6
PHI
3
F
NYY
4
TOR
6
F
BAL
8
DET
2
F
MIN
5
CLE
7
F
ATL
0
WAS
7
F
MIL
7
STL
6
F
HOU
12
KC
3
F
PIT
6
CHC
16
F
OAK
6
TEX
1
F
SD
5
COL
10
F
MIA
1
SF
2
F
TB
4
LAA
6
F
CIN
3
ARI
1
F
CHW
10
SEA
11
F
LAD
3
NYM
2
F

September 15, 2019 1:07 PM

Final

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

NY Yankees (98-53)

1

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

0

4

6

0

Toronto (59-91)

0

2

1

0

3

0

0

0

x

6

8

1

W: Zeuch (1-0)

L: Cortes Jr. (5-1)

S: Giles (20)

NYY - HR: Judge (23)

TOR - HR: Grichuk 2 (28)

Betances, Montgomery make season debuts in Yanks' loss
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:03 PM

TORONTO (AP) Pitchers Dellin Betances and Jordan Montgomery made their season debuts for the Yankees after lengthy layoffs, and New York finished its longest road trip of the season with a 6-4 loss to Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Betances, a 31-year-old right-hander, was diagnosed with an impingement in his pitching shoulder after his fourth spring training appearance on March 17. His rehabilitation stopped when the team said June 11 that he had strained his right latissimus dorsi muscle, and Betances did not start a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment until September.

After three minor league outings, he entered to start the fourth inning against the Blue Jays and faced two batters, throwing seven of eight pitches for strikes. He struck out Reese McGuire on a 95 mph fastball and got Brandon Drury to take three straight strikes, the last an 84 mph curveball. Betances hopped off the mound after the second out, mistakenly thinking it was the end of the inning.

New York hopes Betances will be a factor in the playoffs, joining an already strong bullpen that includes Aroldis Chapman, Zack Britton, Adam Ottavino, Tommy Kahnle and Chad Green. Betances also hopes to show he is at or close to full strength going into an offseason in which he is eligible for free agency.

Ace starter Luis Severino, also sidelined since spring training by a lat strain, is slated to make his first big league outing this season when the Yankees open their final homestand Tuesday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Green pitched the first inning against the Blue Jays and Montgomery followed in his first major league appearance since May 1 last year, when he left a start at Houston after one inning. The 26-year-old had Tommy John surgery on June 7, 2018.

Showing a velocity in the low 90 mph range, Montgomery allowed three runs and four hits in two innings. He threw 26 of 41 pitches for strikes.

Aaron Judge's 23rd homer had put New York ahead in the first against Wilmer Font, but Montgomery gave up an RBI single in the second to former Yankee Billy McKinney, who scored on a double by Richard Urena before Montgomery struck out Bo Bichette to end the inning.

DJ LeMahieu hit an RBI double and scored on Didi Gregorius' single for a 3-2 lead in the third against T.J. Zeuch (1-0), but Randal Grichuk tied the score in the bottom half with the first of his two homers, then hit a three-run drive in the fifth off Nestor Cortes Jr. (5-1). Grichuk has a career-high 28 homers this season.

New York headed home with a 98-53 record, and its magic number for clinching a postseason berth remained at two. The Yankees, who lost two of three at Toronto, had won their 10 previous series rubber games since an April 14 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

Zeuch, who debuted on Sept. 3, allowed three runs - two earned - fives hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings. He retired 11 of his last 13 batters.

Ken Giles finished for his 20th save in 21 chances.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: Betances and Montgomery were activated from the 60-day IL. RHP Jonathan Holder (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day IL and RHP yan Dull was designated for assignment.

Blue Jays: 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and 1B Justin Smoak got the day off.

SEE YA, CC!

Before the game, the Blue Jays honored retiring Yankees LHP CC Sabathia with a video tribute and on-field ceremony. Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro, Cleveland's GM during Sabathia's tenure with the Indians, presented the pitcher with a painting before the two embraced.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: Toronto starts a three-game series Tuesday at Baltimore.

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Pitchers of Record

NY Yankees IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
N. Cortes Jr. (L, 5-1) 1.1 3 3 2 3 20.25 3.750
Toronto IP H ER BB K ERA WHIP
T. Zeuch (W, 1-0) 5.1 5 2 3 5 3.38 1.500
K. Giles (S, 20) 1 0 0 0 1 0.00 0.000

Batting Leaders

NY Yankees AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
A. Judge 3 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 2.7
B. Gardner 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.1
Toronto AB H R HR RBI BB TB SB RC
R. Grichuk 4 2 2 2 4 0 8 0 4.0
B. Bichette 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 1.5

Team Comparison

NYY TOR
At Bats 33 31
Hits 6 8
Batting Average .182 .258
On Base Percentage .289 .324
Slugging Percentage 0.333 0.548
Doubles 2 3
Triples 0 0
Home Runs 1 2
Total Bases 11 17
Walks 4 3
Strikeouts 10 14
Stolen Bases 1 0
Caught Stealing 0 0
Runners Left On Base 7 5
Hits / At Bats with Runners In Scoring Position 1/7 3/10
Double Plays Fielded 0 3
Errors 0 1

2019 Regular Season - NYY Leads Series 9-7

Date Result Winner Loser
Tue Jun 4 NYY 3 @ TOR 4 D. Hudson M. Tanaka
Wed Jun 5 NYY 7 @ TOR 11 S. Gaviglio Z. Britton
Thu Jun 6 NYY 6 @ TOR 2 J. Happ E. Jackson
Mon Jun 24 TOR 8 @ NYY 10 C. Sabathia A. Sanchez
Tue Jun 25 TOR 3 @ NYY 4 N. Cortes Jr. C. Richard
Wed Jun 26 TOR 7 @ NYY 8 Z. Britton N. Kingham
Fri Jul 12 TOR 0 @ NYY 4 D. German A. Sanchez
Sat Jul 13 TOR 2 @ NYY 1 J. Biagini J. Happ
Sun Jul 14 TOR 2 @ NYY 4 M. Tanaka M. Stroman
Thu Aug 8 NYY 12 @ TOR 6 D. German T. Pannone
Fri Aug 9 NYY 2 @ TOR 8 S. Reid-Foley J. Happ
Sat Aug 10 NYY 4 @ TOR 5 J. Adam A. Ottavino
Sun Aug 11 NYY 1 @ TOR 0 M. Tanaka T. Thornton
Fri Sep 13 NYY 5 @ TOR 6 W. Font T. Lyons
Sat Sep 14 NYY 13 @ TOR 3 J. Paxton J. Waguespack
Sun Sep 15 NYY 4 @ TOR 6 T. Zeuch N. Cortes Jr.

Game Information

Stadium: Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Attendance: 22,562
Game Time: 2:47
Weather: 70F, Dome or Roof Closed
Wind:
Umpires: Home Plate - ?, First Base - ?, Second Base - ?, Third Base - ?