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Yankees drop series opener to Blue Jays

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees opened a four-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium and fell, 9-2. New York is now 4-13 over their last 17 games, their worst 17-game stretch since 2016.

Frankie Montas made his first start in pinstripes and really struggled. The right-hander allowed six runs on eight hits over six innings. Albert Abreu surrendered three runs in relief, and Lucas Luetge tossed shutout frames.

New York plated both of their runs in the bottom of the third inning. DJ LeMahieu put them on the board with an infield RBI single, and Aaron Judge drove in the other run with an RBI groundout.

Oswaldo Cabrera collected his first Major League hit with a double and finished 2-for-4.

The Yankees will try to bounce back on Friday with Jameson Taillon on the mound. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.