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Guerrero Jr. homers, Ryu shines as Blue Jays dominate Yankees 8-0

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Guerrero Jr. homers, Ryu shines as Blue Jays dominate Yankees 8-0

  • Yankees
  • Blue Jays
Sep 07
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The nightmare for the New York Yankees does not seem to end.

After the team’s two losses to the Baltimore Orioles this past weekend, the Toronto Blue Jays added to the Yankees woes with a dominant 8-0 victory on Monday.

For Toronto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a grand slam home run, Marcus Semien went deep twice, and Hyun Jin Ryu pitched brilliantly to give the Blue Jays its fifth straight win.

Toronto manager Charlie Montoyo could not be happier with his players’ performance and specifically talked about Guerrero.

“I have front-row seats to watch this whole season,” said Montoyo. “What he’s done, that’s not easy to do. This guy he’s going to be one of the best players in baseball. Actually, he already is and it’s been fun to watch somebody that young be that good at the plate.”

Semien also gave high praise for the 22-year-old Canadian.

“That’s amazing,” Semien said. “I knew when we took BP, it was a good day to hit to right field. He didn’t hit on the field but I mentioned that to him. He’s so good he did it in his first at-bat. It’s something special.”

Semien’s home run came in the ninth inning. It was his 40th homer of the season and his fifth in the last five games.

Blue Jays pitcher Jin Ryu struck out six and threw 80 pitches before he was lifted.

“I felt really good with all my pitches today and I feel like it’s one of those games that I felt my best,” Ryu said via a translator.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone recognized the pressure and struggle his team has faced.

“It’s a concern,” said Boone. “These are big-time games right now. These are important games. I want us to play well. We need to dig ourselves out of this little funk we’ve been in for a week.”

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