Aaron Judge scoring in front of Alejandro Kirk
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Results: Yankees avoid sweep to beat Blue Jays 6-4 in nail biter.

Published April 17, 2024 at 9:25 PM
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The Toronto Blue Jays tried to complete their series sweep over the New York Yankees today in a close match up, but ultimately fell short due to a Aaron Judge 2-run single in the 9th inning.


Blue Jays pitcher Kevin Gausman completed five innings for the first time in four starts this season. He had missed most of spring training due to a sore shoulder. Gausman gave up one run and four hits, walked three batters, and struck out six, which tied his season high.

Notably, to start the season Gausman has struggled on the mound, accumulating and ERA of 11.57. With todays start, he reduced it to .16.


Former Blue Jay Marcus Stroman allowed 2 runs on 6 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Aaron Judge has struggled against the Jays recording 0 hits in 12 plate appearances before coming up clutch against left-hander Tim Mayza

In the ninth inning, Aaron Judge's clutch two-run single shattered the 4-all tie, with Juan Soto and Giancarlo Stanton contributing solo home runs. Their efforts spurred the New York Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, averting their first sweep of the season.

The most notable performance for the Jays was relieverErik Swanson who struggled by retiring only 1 out of 4 Yankee batters he faced. This is his first appearance for the Jays after being activated from the IL.

On a positive note, Dalton Varsho's bat is staying hot as he hit 2 dingers today for the home team squad.

The Blue Jays will be taking on the San Diego Padres Friday April 19th at 9:40 E.T

Source: Toronto Star - Judge hits the tiebreaking single in 9th as Yankees rally to avoid sweep with 6-4 win over Blue Jays
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