Game 110 / 61-49 / 1st / +1.5G It’s come to this: the Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time in 16 years, suffered a sweep at the hands of the charging Blue Jays, and saw their division lead shrink to 1.5 games.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 0
This pretty much sums up the weekend:
“They were in the race to begin with. This is going to be a hard-fought division. We knew that going into it, and we didn’t think anyone was just going to give us the division. We know we have a lot more games against these guys — and inside the division as a whole. We need to play a lot better.” ‐ Mark Teixeira (h/t: Gregor Chisholm and Grace Raynor / MLB.com)
MEMORY LANE : On today’s date iN 2014, the Yankees released second-baseman Brian Roberts … today in 1939, Red Rolfe of the Yankees started a streak of 18 consecutive games in which he scored at least one run. During those games, he scored a total of 30 runs … (h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)