The Yankees lost their fourth straight and had their lead over Toronto in the AL East trimmed to a half-game.
Jacoby Ellsbury and Mark Teixeira homered against Jeff Samardzija, and the New York Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 12-3 on Sunday.
Jacoby Ellsbury finished a triple shy of the cycle and drove in four runs as the AL East-leading Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles 9-3 Thursday.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed two hits over 7 2-3 innings, Brett Gardner hit a first-inning home run, and the Yankees rallied past the Oakland Athletics 6-2 Thursday.
The first-place Yankees are about to get a pair of important players back at once.
Manager Joe Girardi confirmed the news on Tuesday, just hours before the Yankees were to start a three-game series with the visiting Athletics.
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury got his second day off this week while rehabilitating a sprained right knee with Class A Tampa.
Joe Girardi said Ellsbury, who has been on the shelf since May 20 with a sprained knee, could still return for this weekend’s series against Tampa Bay.
“If we are going to lose him for some time, somebody’s got to step up,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line.”
Brian McCann drove in Jacoby Ellsbury with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the New York Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 2-1 on a chilly Thursday afternoon.
J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes hit consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning, and Joba Chamberlain got Jacoby Ellsbury to hit into a crucial double play in the eighth.
Sitting in the first row behind home plate at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon was spooked by a foul ball off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury in the seventh inning.
The Bronx Bombers are about to bomb, for the third straight season. No tweet or Twitter troll can change that truth.
Gregorius, hurt diving for a grounder in Saturday’s game against Baltimore, is listed on the travel roster for a split-squad game Thursday with Detroit.
Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury went 2 for 5 and played five flawless innings of defense in his first game since being sidelined two weeks ago by an oblique strain.