Yankees win sixth of their last seven games
TORONTO (AP) — Miguel Andujar hit his first career grand slam, CC Sabathia pitched seven innings to snap a five-start winless streak and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Aaron Hicks added a three-run blast as the Yankees won for the sixth time in seven games. New York is 30-9 since a 9-9 start.
Andujar connected off right-hander Seunghwan Oh (1-2) in the seventh, his seventh home run of the season. He leads all big league rookies with 29 extra-base hits this season.
Sabathia (3-1) allowed two runs and three hits to win for the first time since April 29 against the Los Angeles Angels. The seven innings matched his season high.
Since the start of the 2017 season, Sabathia is 10-0 with a 2.71 ERA in 16 starts following a Yankees loss.
The Yankees are a major league-best 27-3 when their starters go at least six innings.
Hicks added a three-run homer off Aaron Loup in the eighth, his sixth.
Teoscar Hernandez and Kevin Pillar hit solo home runs, but the slumping Blue Jays lost for the ninth time in 10 home games. Toronto has lost six of seven overall, and 14 of its past 17.
Blue Jays right-hander Marco Estrada left after Gary Sanchez singled to begin the seventh. Oh hit Didi Gregorius and walked Hicks before Andujar’s first-pitch homer into the second deck in left.
Estrada, who has not won since April 20, allowed one run and six hits in six innings.
Yankees: OF Aaron Judge got the day off, one day after going 0 for 9 with eight strikeouts in a doubleheader against Detroit. … LHP Jordan Montgomery will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Thursday. Montgomery has been out since May 1.
Blue Jays: 3B prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. returned to the lineup at Double-A New Hampshire after missing two games because of a sore left ankle. Guerrero went 0 for 4, dropping his average to .401. … RHP Marcus Stroman (shoulder) threw live batting practice at Toronto’s spring training facility in Florida on Tuesday and could begin a rehab stint later this week. … Major League Baseball on Monday extended RHP Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave until June 11. Osuna is awaiting trial for assault.
Blue Jays RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-1, 3.32 ERA faces Yankees RHP Sonny Gray (4-4, 5.50). Gray has a 7.36 ERA in two starts against Toronto this season. Gaviglio allowed a season-worst four runs to lose at Boston on May 30.
By Ian Harrison of the Associated Press.