New York – Marcus Semien had a new home run, Alejandro Kirk scored two and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Tuesday night, who retired their ace Gerrit Cole ahead of schedule with a thigh injury.
Cole (14-7) left the mound in the fourth with a left hamstring problem after allowing Reese McGuire to make a sacrifice, which lifted Toronto 3-1.
From center field, Aaron Judge bowls the ball, which hits Cole’s gloves and leaves. The pitcher proceeded into the cave and was examined by kinesiologist Tim Lentic.
In 3 2/3 innings, Cole conceded three runs – two earned – and five hits. After scoring five strikeouts on Wednesday against the Angels, he had 10 pitches from the Blue Jays, who received some long at-bats from Starr’s right hand.
Semien extended his career-best record, finishing his 38th homer and seventh against the Yankees in his seventh year. Mexican Kirk hit his first home run in the second inning against Cole and fired his second in the eighth.
Steven Metz (11-7) conceded one run in six innings and equaled his career-best winning record.
For the Blue Jays, Dominican Vladimir Guerrero Jr scored 3–0, Teoscar Hernández scored 4–1. Mexican Kirk scored three runs at 4-3 and scored two RBIs. Cuba Lourdes Guriel Jr. 2-0 with an RBI. Colombian Gio Ursella 4-0 for the Yankees.