With uncertainty surrounding injured Blue Jays veteran stopper Ken Giles, who hasn't pitched since Wednesday, the Blue Jays need more outings from hurlers like Adam and Law. The public betting for the contest now is unavailable.
The Yankees posted a 5-2 record on their tour of the American League East's dregs because they survived an epic, 13-pitch, ninth-inning battle between their All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman and the Blue Jays' future Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and lived to tell the tale. NY is 77-39 overall, 34-31 on the road and 65-47 with the over. The 30-year-old pitched to a 5.40 ERA through 16 2/3 innings (16 relief appearances) with the Indians this season. His best season as a Phillie came in 2016, when he posted five defensive runs saved, was a Gold Glove finalist at shortstop and posted a career 2.3 fWAR. Brandon Drury had led off the inning with a sharp single to left field, ending a brilliant two-hit performance from Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. Mike Tauchman is 12-for-32 with two doubles, six home runs and 14 RBIs over the last 10 games for NY. Chapman vs Vladdy. Bottom of the 9th and Vladdy is the winning run. The Jays are 48-71 on the season, 21-35 at home and 58-57 with the under. RHP Dylan Bunder (5-12, 5.04) vs. J.A. Happ (9-7, 5.48).
"I've never seen someone hit a double play ball and get a standing ovation by the fans", said Montoyo after the game. He improved to 2-2 on the season with the win.
Alex Bregman drove in a run and scored for the Astros, who have won 17 of 20 to open a 10-game lead over Oakland in the AL West.
Gleyber Torres was back in the lineup for the Yankees going 0-for-3 with two groundouts and a flyout after sitting out four games in a row due to core muscle soreness.
Green has limited starts this year, mostly appearing in relief situations.
"2 Dollar Bill", by 2 Chainz - sounded louder than usual, as did high-energy reliever Tommy Kahnle, while the Yankees dressed and packed their belongings in the snug Rogers Centre visitors' clubhouse.
Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner was restrained from going after home plate umpire Chris Segal with two out in the fourth inning. Justin Shafer took over with one out to finish the inning. "And, obviously, with Bo showing up and playing a lot of shortstop, we were having a lot of discussions with Freddy about what that meant for him".