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Jays make it a grey day for Yankees starter

July 7, 2018 2:39 AM
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He had a lot of help defensively from centre fielder Kevin Pillar, who jumped a couple of feet off the ground on the warning track to bring down a Greg Bird drive in the second and then caught a liner from Neil Walker in the fifth that left the Yankees second baseman with his hands on his head in disbelief as he crossed first base.

Gaviglio, who gave up a solo homer to Aaron Hicks in the third, was pulled after issuing a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to the centre fielder, leaving Joe Biagini to clean up the mess by striking out designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton and getting shortstop Didi Gregorius to fly out to left.

Biagini, who earned his first win of the year, Aaron Loup, Seunghwan Oh, John Axford and Tyler Clippard held the Yankees to two walks and a hit over 4 2/3 innings. The Jays added an insurance run in the eighth on a pair of doubles from Aledmys Diaz and Teoscar Hernandez.

The win capped a memorable night for John Gibbons. The manager’s 80-year-old mother, Sallie Gibbons, tossed the ceremonial first pitch to her son, jumping with joy after she made the throw in front of a crowd of 37,254.


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