Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Betting Preview 04/21/18

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Betting Preview 04/21/18

After the single, Toronto had runners on first and third with no outs but Montgomery was able to retire the next three batters without allowing either runner to score. The Yankees made it to 8-7 after beating the Miami Marlins 12-1 on Monday only to put on a putrid showing in a 9-1 defeat on Tuesday.

BC-BBA-Blue Jays-Yankees, 2nd Ld-Writethru, 756Judge homers, Yankees use 7-run 6th to beat Blue Jays 9-1AP Photo NYJJ107, NYJJ110, NYJJ104, NYJJ102, NYJJ114, NYJJ105, NYJJ103, NYJJ111Eds: Yankees 9, Blue Jays 1.

The New York Yankees scored seven times in the bottom of the sixth off Jays starter Marcus Stroman and reliever John Axford, turning a close game into a 9-1 blowout.

- Catcher Gary Sanchez, slumping at the plate and behind the dish, was rested for a day game following a night game. It was a different story this season however, as he was tearing apart Double-A and hitting.347/.382/.510 in 12 games played, also picking up 11 RBI as part of a trio along with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Bo Bichette that feasted on the Eastern League pitchers.

"I try to stay out of those situations, but I feel like I've always been a competitor, a bulldog out there", said Montgomery, who has held hitters to 3-for-23 with runners in scoring position this season. And, after Neil Walker struck out for the Yankees' first out of the inning, Miguel Andujar's three-run double to left gave NY a 7-1 lead and ended Stroman's day. St. Louis starter Luke Weaver (2-1) allowed six runs on nine hits with three strikeouts and one walk in four innings.

The Blue Jays responded with a run in the third when Sanchez dropped a Sabathia changeup with a man on third base.

Leading 3-2 in the seventh, NY slugger Aaron Judge went deep to left off Toronto reliever Tyler Clippard to extend the Yanks' lead to 4-2. "But every game out there, I'm trying to go deep and give these guys the best I can, so I'm just going to go out there and compete". The bullpen has managed an excellent ERA of just 2.30, along with a K/9 of 8.74.

Tuesday forecast: sunshine and clear skies, high 72
Partly cloudy skies are likely the majority of Tuesday as we are able to warm into the upper 50s by the afternoon. Most of the snow showers look to fall in the mountains along the Montana/Idaho border and in the Glacier region.

Didi Gregorius homered, No. 9 batter Austin Romine laced a two-run double and streaking rookie Miguel Andujar had a career-high four hits, including an RBI double, to help NY take three of four in the series from its AL East rival. The team has a slash-line of.283/.377/.538 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that span.

Former Yankee Curtis Granderson, pinch hitting for Aledmys Diaz, singled to shallow left to score Hernandez, making the score 4-3 NY.

Boston improved to 16-2, the best start through 18 games in the franchise's 118-year history.

Blue Jays: 2B Devon Travis was back in the lineup.

Leonys Martin ripped his first career grand slam, and Detroit completed a three-game series sweep by handling visiting Baltimore in the Tigers' biggest offensive outburst of the season. Over five of their last six games, the Yankees have scored at least four runs.

Garcia was 0-3 with a 4.82 ERA in eight starts for the Yankees last season, but he is making his first career start against NY. Jose Altuve went 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBIs and Max Stassi and Josh Reddick hit solo home runs for the Astros.

Teoscar Hernandez homered in the sixth off Severino (4-1), who struck out six and walked two.