Toronto Blue Jays
Yes, Girardi has agita. But its source is the Jays of Toronto — not some dingbat from Houston.
Don’t worry if things shift one way or the other in a two- or three-day span. Because all it takes is a few hours — or a New York minute — to turn the whole thing upside down again.
Masahiro Tanaka pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game in more than a year, leading the Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Saturday.
Carlos Beltran hit a huge home run in the eighth inning, Andrew Miller escaped a big jam in the ninth and the New York Yankees stopped Toronto’s 11-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 4-3 Friday night.
The two teams will meet again this weekend, but this time the Blue Jays are in first place. Toronto currently leads New York by a half-game.
No panic for Hal Steinbrenner. No overt level of concern, either.
The Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth straight victory by beating the New York Yankees 2-0 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep that tightened the AL East race.
A fan at Yankee Stadium showed off quite an arm Sunday — at the expense of All-Star outfielder Brett Gardner.
Considering the way the Blue Jays are playing — and their many games left versus the AL East-leading Yankees — a division crown might even be attainable.
A starting pitcher that could have made the Yankees the team to beat in the AL is now going to one of their rivals.
After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki. And no, he’s not going to the Mets.
Wilmer Flores singled to cap a two-out, two-run rally in the 11th inning and the New York Mets ended Toronto’s team record-tying 11-game winning streak, beating the Blue Jays 4-3 Monday night.
Russell Martin homered, Mark Buehrle earned a victory over the Yankees for the first time in more than a decade and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer, Michael Pineda matched his career high with eight shutout innings and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3 on Tuesday night.
The Yankees have used a brilliant bullpen to climb to the top of the AL East. Things didn’t work out so well for their relievers Monday night.