Yankees Smoaked, Lead Down To 2.5

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Ivan Nova talks about making a big mistake with the bases loaded and allowing a grand slam to Justin Smoak in the Yankees' 6-0 loss at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2015

Game 109 / 61-48 / 1st / +2.5G : Justin Smoak busted up a Ivan NovaDavid Price pitcher’s duel with a grand slam in the 6th inning, and Jays pitching kept the Yanks off the board all afternoon.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Blue Jays 6, Yankees 0

“When you’re in a nothing-nothing game and you’re facing that part of the order, you’ve got to be careful. You can’t just lay it in there. He lost the strike zone a little bit.” ‐ Joe Girardi on Ivan Nova  (h/t: Grace Raynor / MLB.com)

MEMORY LANE : Ex-pinstriper and ageless wonder, 42-year-old LaTroy Hawkins relieved for RA Dickey. He let up a single to Brett Gardner in the bottom of the 8th to start the inning, but quickly erased him by inducing a ground ball double play to Alex Rodriguez, then stuck out Teixeira …


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