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Another start, another loss for Gray and the Yankees

NEW YORK — The Yankees were first to strike but once again fell short in a game started by Sonny Gray. In the second game of this four-game set, the Toronto Blue Jays overcame New York, 8-5, at Yankee Stadium.

The team continues to remain inconsistent as it cannot seem to string together a couple of wins in a row, with the team’s record still hovering around .500.

Tyler Austin, who had two hits, opened the scoring with a two-run home run to right field in the second inning off of Blue Jay starter Marco Estrada.

This then started a string of innings when both teams answered its opponent’s runs with some of its own.

After Austin’s homer, Teoscar Hernandez continued his torrid run, tying the game at two with a home run of his own.

In the third, however, Giancarlo Stanton finally rediscovered his power stroke, hitting a two-run bomb to right center field to give New York a 4-2 lead.

While it was Stanton’s only hit, signs continue to point towards the Yankees’ prized acquisition ending his early season slump, after not striking out for the second game in a row.

In the next half inning, Toronto would continue to answer back. In his Major League debut, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. plated two runs to put the Jays on top, 5-4, and chase Gray from the ball game.

The Yankee starter ended the night with a disappointing of line of five hits, five runs, and four walks in just three and a third innings.

Though Miguel Andujar’s second career blast would retie the game at five in the fourth, Toronto would score three more runs that the Bombers would just not be able to answer.

The Blue Jays would add two runs against Domingo German, while former Yankee Yangervis Solarte gave Toronto a three-run cushion with a blast off of Adam Warren.

Roberto Osuna would close out the Yankees in the ninth for his sixth save of the season.

While the offense performed well in today’s game, pitching continued to be an issue for Aaron Boone and the Yankees. Gray has yet to find a rhythm, while the bullpen once again failed to keep New York close.

The series continues tomorrow with Jordan Montgomery challenging Marcus Stroman.

Current Yankees Record: 9-9