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Yankees snap three-game skid with win over Blue Jays

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees snapped a three-game skid with a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Nestor Cortes started for the Yankees and tossed six innings of one-run ball while walking one and striking out five.

For the second straight day, New York opened the scoring. DJ LeMahieu singled through the left side, and Anthony Rizzo scored on a throwing error to make it 1-0.

Toronto tied the game in the top of the third on Whit Merrifield’s solo home run. The Yankees quickly answered in the bottom of the frame to regain the lead. LeMahieu grounded one through the left side to make it 2-1.

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In the top of the seventh, Wandy Peralta walked Jackie Bradley Jr. with the bases loaded, and the Blue Jays knotted the game, 2-2. Once again, the Yankees answered in the bottom of the inning. Andrew Benintendi crushed his first home run as a Yankee into the second deck in right field to give New York a 4-2 lead. That was his fourth homer of the season.

The Blue Jays brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth, but Lou Trivino was able to secure the win. Trivino recorded the final seven outs of the game without allowing a run.

The Yankees will cap off their nine-game homestand with two games against the Mets starting on Monday night. The first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.