exactly when it seemed like the Yankees were going to put some distance among themselves and the remainder of the AL special case pack, they made a stride back with their pro on the hill.
They returned right from an early deficiency, shaking off a harsh beginning by Gerrit Cole, before their solid warm up area at last floundered against Toronto’s intense setup Wednesday in a 6-5 misfortune at Rogers Center.
Bo Bichette took Clay Holmes profound to begin the lower part of the eighth inning of an undecided outcome and the Yankees couldn’t revitalize in the 10th.
The loss snapped the Yankees’ seven-game series of wins, and with the Red Sox’s success over Baltimore, the Yankees’ lead for the top special case spot was sliced to one game with four to play.
The Blue Jays moved back to inside a round of Boston — and Seattle is as yet prowling for what figures to be a wild last end of the week.
“I’m sure it’s fun for the fans,’’ Kyle Higashioka said. “We just know we have to keep winning. That’s the only thing.”
Cole was messed up for four runs in the initial three innings — including two homers and three copies — as his September battles proceeded. He wound up permitting five runs in six innings.
The ace’s next start will be either in the AL trump card game on Tuesday or on the other hand on the off chance that the Yankees face an absolute necessity dominate match previously.
“We’re gonna have to be better than we were [Wednesday],’’ Cole said.
Jays starter Jose Berrios resigned the initial 14 hitters he confronted, striking out seven, preceding Gleyber Torres multiplied with two outs in the fifth and the Yankees following by four runs.