Toronto Blue Jays avoid the series sweep with a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees

Nickeem Khan
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Toronto Blue Jays displayed much better defense than they did in their previous game, coming away with a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees. Yusei Kikuchi got the start for the Jays and pitched a solid game for Toronto. The four-year pitcher allowed just one run in six innings pitched, with a total of three hits allowed.

It was a combination of solid pitching and great outfield play that enabled Toronto to this victory. Matt Chapman started things off for the Jays with a home run at the bottom of the second. It took a total of six pitches before Chapman with a 420-foot bomb.

New York would soon even score up once again with a home run of their own. At their next opportunity to bat, Joey Gallo took the first pitch and struck it to center to tie the game. At the moment it seemed that the firepower that was displayed on Tuesday would manifest itself again at Rogers Centre.

However, Toronto would soon retaliate on their next offensive possession. Bo Bichette doubled to deep right on a cutter by Nestor Cortes. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. stepped up to the plate and singled to deep right, allowing Bichette to score a run to give the Jays a 2-1 advantage. A lead that they would not relinquish since.

The Yankees put themselves in a great position to potentially win this game in the final moments during the top of the ninth. With the bases loaded, Isiah Kiner-Falefa swung and grounded out to third. Jordan Romano was the one to come away with the save and helped the Jays get a much-needed win.

Toronto now improves to 16-10 on the season and will look to continue their winning ways against the Cleveland Guardians on Wednesday at 6:10 PM.