TORONTO — Jameson Taillon has made virtually a 3rd of his begins this season in opposition to the Blue Jays, who obtained their fourth crack at him on Saturday.
However they’ve nonetheless but to place a lot of a dent in his 2.70 ERA.
Taillon (8-1) turned in his newest sturdy begin in opposition to the Yankees’ AL East foe, tossing 5 ²/₃ scoreless innings and putting out a season-high eight in a 4-0 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.
The precise-hander scattered simply 4 hits and two walks over his outing, main the way in which to the Yankees’ ninth straight win and lengthening their division cushion over the Blue Jays to 12 video games. Taillon, who has had a giant hand within the Yankees dealing with the Blue Jays this season, improved to 3-1 in opposition to them with a 2.05 ERA throughout 22 innings.
Getting into Saturday, the Blue Jays had the majors’ fourth-best batting common (.257), third-best OPS (.752) and have been scoring the Eleventh-most runs (4.55 per recreation), no due to Taillon.
In opposition to Toronto’s righty-heavy lineup, Taillon leaned on his slider to maintain hitters off steadiness. He additionally had stable command of his fastball and sinker, getting three of his eight strikeouts wanting.
The Blue Jays threatened to interrupt by way of within the second and fifth innings, to no avail. Within the second, back-to-back one-out singles put runners on the corners, however Taillon obtained Matt Chapman to come out after which struck out Santiago Espinal taking a look at a slider.
Within the fifth, Raimel Tapia hit a leadoff double, however Taillon responded by putting out the following three batters to strand him at second.
Taillon then obtained some assist to flee the sixth inning together with his ledger nonetheless clear. He issued one other leadoff stroll to George Springer — his second of the day, the primary recreation this season during which he has walked multiple — earlier than Bo Bichette singled. Taillon then obtained Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to pop as much as shallow left subject and Alejandro Kirk to fly out deep to heart.
Aaron Boone pulled Taillon after 88 pitches, calling to the bullpen for Michael King, who struck out Teoscar Hernandez with runners on the corners to finish the jam.