BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — For the first time since the Toronto Blue Jays were forced to play their home games at Sahlen Field in Buffalo, the Blue Jays hosted a team from New York.
The Blue Jays hosted the New York Yankees, scoring a whopping 10 runs in the sixth inning to win 12-7.
Baseball fans in Buffalo were able to watch this game on the YES Network.
Blue Jays first baseman Rowdy Tellez started the rally by scoring shortstop Santiago Espinal on an error from Yankees first baseman Luke Voit to make it 6-3.
Then Blue Jays designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero Jr. scored outfielders Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk to put the Blue Jays within one run.
Left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. tied up the game by scoring Tellez on the next play.
Third baseman Travis Shaw scored both Guerrero and Gurriel on the next play to give the Blue Jays the lead, all leading up to grand slam from catcher Danny Jansen to give the Blue Jays a commanding 12-6 lead.
Wagons = CIRCLED 🔥 pic.twitter.com/Qcf2UN5Xwf— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) September 8, 2020
The Yankees eventually scored one more run to cut the lead to five but the Blue Jays held on for the win.
As of Tuesday morning, the Blue Jays sit in sixth place in the American League standings with 19 games left in the season.
The Yankees are holding on to the eighth and final playoff spot with the Baltimore Orioles just one and a half games behind.
The Blue Jays play the Yankees on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then face the New York Mets for a three game series at Sahlen Field beginning on Friday.
You can watch those games against the Mets on SNY.