Gausman leads the Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) – Instead of breaking out, Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees were locked out.


Kevin Gausman and the Toronto Blue Jays were the last team to knock out the Yankees, holding the AL East league leaders in a 4-0 win over four measly singles on Friday night

The Yankees couldn’t get past second base as they lost for the 14th time in 18 games.

New York has been shut out three times in their last six games and five times in their last 13. Judge and his teammates were ruled out just six times in their first 107 games.

“I feel like we’re pushing a little bit,” Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu said. “Done, frustrated, everything.”

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New York saw its lead over second-placed Toronto shrink to eight games, the smallest since June 13.

“We can talk about it – eight, nine, seven, 10 – we have to play better. If we play like that, it doesn’t matter anyway,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone.

The Blue Jays won their third straight game. In that span of time, their starting pitchers have combined to allow for just one earned run in 20 innings.

Gausman allowed four hits in seven innings and hit seven with a walk. He threw after Ross Stripling carried a perfect game into Wednesday’s seventh inning and after Jose Berrios opened the Yankees streak by giving up two runs in 6 2/3 innings.

“We say hitting is contagious, pitching can be, too,” said interim manager John Schneider. “You watch ‘Strip’ and you watch Jose and then Kevin is as good a competitor as there is. So he kind of wanted to come out and make a statement and keep the ball rolling.

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It was the third goalless try in four starts for Gausman (9-9), a span in which he has a 1.75 ERA.

“It sounds kind of bad to say, but we always try to do better than last night’s guy,” Gausman said.

The right-hander gave a one-out walk to Judge and Josh Donaldson a two-out single in the first before giving up 10 in a row.

Gausman got Isiah Kiner-Falafa to double play between Gleyber Torres and Oswaldo Cabrera’s singles in the fifth inning and knocked out Donaldson to strand Anthony Rizzo after a two-out single in the sixth.

“Sometimes when the offense is struggling, we have a lot of guys who can put runs on the board with one swing, so I think sometimes we can get a little bit — I feel like we’re playing the hero a little bit too need a lot,” said Yankees catcher Kyle Higashioka.

Yimi Garcia threw a perfect eighth and Jordan Romano a shotless ninth in an unsecured situation.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. had an RBI groundout in the third before Alejandro Kirk led the fourth through a singles win over Jameson Taillon (11-4). Teoscar Hernandez followed with a long homer to the left — the 14th gave up in the last 11 starts from Taillon, who gave up just six homers in his first 12 starts.

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Danny Jansen had a sacrifice fly in ninth place for the Blue Jays, who have outplayed the Yankees and Baltimore Orioles 19-3 in their last three games.

Taillon allowed six hits and never went more than five innings with five strikeouts. He has a 5.35 ERA since carrying a perfect game into the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels on June 2nd.


Cabrera made an instant impression in right field in his first big league start, jumping onto the eight-foot wall and robbing a homer from Taillon for Gurriel in first place of the game.

The rookie punctuated the catch by bending and screaming before flicking the ball back into the infield and exchanging an enthusiastic handshake with Judge, the midfielder.

It was only the fourth professional start in right field for Cabrera, whose versatility — he is the first player in Yankees history to make his first three starts at three different positions — he started at third base and shortstop earlier this week – and Power already has impressed manager Aaron Boone.

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Blue Jays: OF/DH George Springer didn’t play after fouling a ball off his knee in Thursday’s 5-on-5 win. …LHP Tim Mayza (cracked right shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Buffalo on Saturday. He was injured on August 6 after colliding with Nick Gordon of the Minnesota Twins.

Yankees: OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton (left Achilles tendonitis) trained ahead of the game and is expected to begin a rehab spell at Double-A Somerset on Saturday. Boone said Stanton could return as the Yankees’ DH as early as Wednesday. … RHP Luis Severino (right lat trunk) threw 30 pitches Thursday and is scheduled to throw again on Saturday before throwing batting practice against Stanton on Tuesday.


Blue Jays: RHP Mitch White (1-3, 3.72 ERA) will make his third start since being acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Yankees: RHP Gerrit Cole (9-5, 3.30 ERA) is 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break.


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