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Yankees suffer first series loss to Blue Jays

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees (13-9) suffered their first series loss of the season after falling to the Toronto Blue Jays (13-9), 5-1, on Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 

Clarke Schmidt was cruising through five shutout innings until he ran into trouble in the sixth after Anthony Volpe made his first big-league error. The right-hander gave up back-to-back home runs to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Daulton Varsho, and that was all the Blue Jays needed as the Yankees’ offense was putrid.

New York struck out 11 times in seven innings against Toronto’s starter Kevin Gausman and managed just three hits. 

Anthony Rizzo broke up the shutout with a ninth-inning solo shot, his fifth home run of the season. DJ LeMahieu collected three of the team’s six hits.

The Yankees will begin a seven-game road trip on Monday, starting with three in Minnesota against the Twins. The first pitch is slated for 7:40 p.m.