The New York Yankees were eliminated from postseason contention over the weekend, so now all they can do is play spoiler, and they did just that on Tuesday night in Toronto, taking the series opener from the Blue Jays, 2-0.
Both offenses were quieted by great pitching until the top of the ninth when Austin Wells broke the scoreless tie with an opposite-field two-run home run off Blue Jays closer Jordan Romano. Following that, Clay Holmes closed it out, earning his 23rd save of the season.
New York’s pitching held Toronto to three hits, all of which were singles. Michael King turned in another dominant outing, tossing six shutout innings while allowing just one hit and striking out five.
The Yankees will try to take the first two games of this three-game series on Wednesday with Gerrit Cole on the mound. The first pitch is set for 7:07 p.m.