The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays tonight by a final score of 3-2. Ivan Nova picked up his tenth win of the season, and the Yankees take first place back from the Red Sox, who got smoked 10-0 tonight. The A-Rod and Teix-less Yankees still managed some power from a very unlikely source.

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Recap

 

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

B. Morrow

6

4

3

3

8

3

I. Nova

7

3

2

2

4

2

Ivan Nova must have felt the pressure applied from AJ Burnett’s first strong start in forever last night, because he really turned it on this evening. After a rough first inning, he settled in and allowed only two more baserunners over the last six innings. Nova will get some serious Rookie of the Year considerations, as he won his 15h game of the season. He could be a 20 game winner if he didn’t get sent down for a month.

As my dear friend John Sterling likes to say, “you just can’t predict baseball.” If you were to look at the Yankee lineup and pick out who would hit a two-run homer to tie the game in the third, odds are one of the last players you’d pick for that honor is the slumping Brett Gardner. But he smacked a homer to deep right and helped the Yankees take first place back from the Red Sox, and help the Yankees move 30 games over .500 for the first time this season.

What’s Next?

Same teams, 1:05 tomorrow on YES.