Guerrero pushes Blue Jays past Yankees
In a game between teams on extended home run binges, a well-placed chopper down the line proved pivotal.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a go-ahead, two-run triple in the seventh inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays rallied to beat the Yankees 5-4 Saturday, handing New York its second straight loss following a seasonhigh nine game winning streak.
Guerrero Jr. leads all big-league rookies with 26 RBIs since the All-Star break.
Gary Sanchez returned from the injured list and hit a solo home run for the Yankees, and Gio Urshela added a two-run drive. Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have gone deep in 15 consecutive games.
Blue Jays batters have hit 99 home runs since June 16. Only the Yankees (100) have hit more in that span.
Red Sox: LHP David Price says he's feeling better four days after getting a cortisone shot to treat a cyst in his left wrist. “First time I've had an injection like that, so it made it sore the first 48 hours,” Price said Saturday. “But yesterday it started feeling a lot better.” Price, 33, was placed on the injured list Thursday.
Angels: DH/P Shohei Ohtani (Tommy John surgery) threw a bullpen session Saturday in which he threw as fast as 82 mph, he said. Ohtani said once he can reach his full velocity, he'll start to throw other pitches. “I'm still so far away from game situations. I'm not fully satisfied,” Ohtani said through his interpreter. “But so far to this point, it's gone pretty well.” … Los Angeles activated LHP Andrew Heaney (left shoulder inflammation) to start Saturday against Boston and optioned RHP Jaime Barria to Triple-A Salt Lake. Mets: Former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow's third season of professional baseball is over after suffering a deep cut on his left hand July 21 while playing for Triple-A Syracuse. Tebow hit .163 with four home runs over 239 at-bats.
Mariners: 2B Dee Gordon (left quadriceps strain) was activated from the 10-day injured list after missing 14 games.
Angels 12, Red Sox 4: Mike Trout hit the first home run of his career at Fenway Park, and visiting Los Angeles snapped an eight-game losing streak with a rout of Boston. With his 428foot drive over the Green Monster in the sixth inning, Trout, 28, has now homered in every American League park. He played 21 games in Boston without connecting.
Giants 3, Phillies 1: Jeff Samardzija pitched eight stellar innings of two-hit ball, Evan Longoria and Kevin Pillar each homered, and San Francisco defeated visiting Philadelphia. Samardzija retired 20 straight after giving up a solo homer to Corey Dickerson with two outs in the first; he is 2-0 with a 1.49 ERA in his past four starts. Royals 7, Tigers 0: Mike Montgomery struck out a career-high 12 with no walks in seven innings, and Jorge Soler homered and scored twice for Kansas City.
Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. arrives at third with a two-run triple against the New York Yankees on Saturday. The host Blue Jays won 5-4.