MLB wrap: Yankees hit 3 early home runs against Blue Jays, extend winning streak to 9

first_imgTime to Tauch about insurance.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 9, 2019DJ LeMahieu added two RBIs for New York, as well, while Domingo German picked up the win after allowing three earned runs in five innings of work.The Yankees improved to 76-39 with the win and are firmly in control of the American League East. And, they could be getting some reinforcements back soon.Catcher Gary Sanchez is “on track” to return this weekend, manager Aaron Boone told reporters pregame, while Luke Voit has started running again. Giancarlo Stanton is “moving in the right direction” with his rehab and Luis Severino is expected to throw off a mound Friday.Studs of the nightRed Sox starter Chris Sale pitched eight scoreless innings and struck out 13 in a 3-0 win over the Angels.Nobody:Chris Sale: KKKKKKKKKKKKK— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 9, 2019Ian Happ drove in four runs in the Cubs’ 12-5 win over the Reds. Duds of the nightDallas Keuchel surrendered eight earned runs over 3 2/3 innings as the Braves fell to the Marlins, 9-2.Richard Lovelady allowed two runs and recorded just one out in the Royals’ 10-8 loss to the Tigers. HighlightsKole Calhoun makes a fantastic catch. The Yankees are on a roll.Despite injuries to multiple key players, New York took home its ninth victory in a row when it topped the Blue Jays 12-6 in Toronto on Thursday. Standing-O for an opposing player at Fenway?!? @KoleCalhoun out here makin PLAYS!! ⚾🔥👀😇— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) August 9, 2019That was smooth.What a tag! 😱— MLB (@MLB) August 9, 2019What’s nextIndians (69-46) at Twins (70-45) 8:10 p.m. ET — The crucial series between the two top teams in the American League Central continues Friday at Target Field. The Indians will send Shane Bieber to the mound while the Twins will counter with Devin Smeltzer. Gleyber Torres injury update: Yankees infielder will not be placed on injured list Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees slugger ‘moving in the right direction’ Yankees: won 9 straight games, scored 77 runs (8.56) during the streak.This is first time since 1953 they’ve averaged at least 8.5 runs per game over a 9-game span, winning all 9 games too.— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) August 9, 2019New York took the lead early thanks to a two-run homer from Gio Urshela.Still fully charged.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 8, 2019Urshela blasted another homer in the third and Mike Tauchman followed with a home run of his own two batters later to put the Yankees ahead 8-0. Urshela finished with four RBIs in the victory, as did Tauchman. Related News Orioles’ Brandon Hyde addresses incident with Chris Davis: ‘It’s unfortunate it happened in the dugout’last_img

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