Guerrero Jr. draws praise with lengthy battle against Yankees closer

Tanya Simon
August 12, 2019

He has hit.388 (31 for 80) in his last 20 games.

The Yankees and Blue Jays will face each other again in September.

"It was a great at-bat by him", Chapman said through a translator.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone felt the same way.

- The Red Sox will travel to four National League ballparks: Sun Trust Park for a two-game series against the Atlanta Braves (May 12-13), Wrigley Field for a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs (June 19-21), PNC Park for a three-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (July 3-5) and Great American Ball Park for a two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds (Sept. 15-16). That's tied with Gary Sanchez and Pete Alonso for the hardest-hit homers yet this season. He gave up the critical triple to Guerrero. He swiftly went ahead on Guerrero with two swinging strikes on four-seam fastballs.

Baltimore Orioles third baseman Hanser Alberto, left, throws to first base while avoiding a slide by Houston Astros' Josh Reddick (22) on a double-play ground ball hit by George Springer during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, in Baltimore. His only career appearances versus the Blue Jays came back on May 3, when he allowed an unearned run in one inning of work in a 1-0 Rangers' defeat. NY third baseman Gio Urshela, however, belted a homer to the second deck in centre field to tie the game.

MIAMI - Ronald Acua Jr. hit a pair of two-run homers for NL East-leading Atlanta, and Julio Teheran extended his scoreless streak against Miami this season to 24 innings before allowing a run in the seventh.

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Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner was restrained from going after home plate umpire Chris Segal with two out in the fourth inning.

Toronto got its first hit, and its first runs, in the fourth.

Some of you might not even remember him, and that's because he had a very brief stint in Toronto past year, spending most of his time in Triple-A Buffalo. Gurriel was injured in the ninth inning of Toronto's 12-6 loss to the Yankees while running to first base on Thursday. Torres has missed four straight. The Yankees recalled LHP Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A to replace Holder.

"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. It was the last pitch Waguespack would throw in his 3 2/3 innings.

"I'm not even going to think about next year".

There were a handful of Toronto Blue Jays fans left feeling salty when the lineup was posted for Sunday's series finale against the New York Yankees. He underwent surgery to remove bone spurs in his elbow. Of course it was Bichette (who walked) and Biggio (single) that Guerrero brought home with his triple. Stanton (120.6 miles per hour on March 28) has the hardest hit of 2019. Of the Jays 43 remaining games, 18 are against division leaders (including eight against the Yanks) and 25 against teams now holding down a playoff spot.

- Though he had to work for it, it was a decent outing for Toronto starter Sean Reid-Foley, thanks in part to the defensive work of Bichette.

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