Goins hits rare two-RBI sac fly; Jays beat Yanks

The Hamilton Spectator - - SPORTS - BEN WALKER

NEW YORK — Ryan Goins hit a two-run sac­ri­fice fly, the first in Toronto’s 40-year his­tory, to go along with a two-run homer that led Marco Estrada and the Blue Jays over the New York Yan­kees, 7-1, in Amer­i­can League base­ball ac­tion Mon­day night for their sea­son-high third straight win.

The crowd of 25,566 was the small­est for a Yan­kees home game since Sept. 20, 2004, against Toronto in a game moved to ac­com­mo­date a makeup date. The cur­rent Yan­kee Sta­dium opened in 2009.

Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer for his 34th ca­reer shot off the Yan­kees, mov­ing past Evan Lon­go­ria for the most among ac­tive play­ers.

Chris Cogh­lan also home­red for the sud­denly warm Blue Jays.

Still miss­ing in­jured stars Josh Don­ald­son and Troy Tu­low­itzki, the Blue Jays kept up their suc­cess against the Yan­kees, beat­ing them for the 11th time in the last 16 meet­ings and outscor­ing them 82-44 in that span.

Estrada (1-1) pitched seven fine in­nings in

his sixth start of the sea­son. He gave up one run on seven hits with­out a walk, strik­ing out five.

Luis Sev­erino (2-2) was hit hard and left in the sixth, shortly af­ter man­ager Joe Gi­rardi and a trainer checked him for an ap­par­ent in­jury.

Goins, who be­gan the day with four RBIs this sea­son, home­red in the sec­ond. In the sixth, he came up af­ter Justin Smoak led off with a sin­gle and Devon Travis dou­bled.

Goins hit a long fly that cen­tre­fielder Ja­coby Ells­bury caught as he ran face-first into the padded wall. Ells­bury fell to the warn­ing track and, stag­gered, made a short toss over the head of six-foot-seven right fielder Aaron Judge, who was back­ing up the play.

Travis alertly tagged up and scored from sec­ond be­hind Smoak with­out a throw. Ells­bury didn’t need as­sis­tance and stayed in the game.

Judge lined a sin­gle for the Yan­kees’ run. Show­ing he’s more than a slug­ger, Judge also threw out a run­ner at third.

KATHY WILLENS, THE AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Yan­kees cen­tre-fielder Ja­coby Ells­bury hits the wall af­ter field­ing Ryans Goins’ sixth-in­ning, two-run sac­ri­fice fly in New York on Mon­day. It was the first two-run sac fly in Jays his­tory.

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