Jays offense breaks down

Jays offense goes down


Limited to just four hits, the Toronto Blue Jays offense was helpless against the Detroit Tigers on Friday night in a 4-2 loss at Rogers Centre.&nbsp ;

In addition to this limited number of safe strikes, the home team only batted out three walks, for a total of seven small on-trail appearances. The Jays opened the scoring in the second inning with Matt Chapman's 19th homer of the season. Their other point was scored by Raimel Tapia in the fourth round. 

In addition to an attack that left something to be desired, the Toronto team could not count on an Alek Manoah (11-5) very fit at the mound. The starter also left the game in the sixth inning due to a bruised right elbow. The Jays mentioned on Twitter that the star gunner underwent an x-ray test, but the x-rays revealed nothing in particular.

Before being sent to the infirmary, Manoah had allowed four runs on seven hits and a free pass. Willi Castro hit a long ball at his expense, while the Tigers' other runs came from sticks Victor Reyes and Harold Castro.

Reliever Will Vest (3-2) added the victory on his record. The Detroit pitchers have given the Jays nothing in the last four innings besides a walk. Gregory Soto recorded the 19th save of his campaign.

The two teams will meet again on Saturday and Sunday.

The Yankees explode in eighth 

With two homers from Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees came back from behind to defeat the Kansas City Royals 11-5 at Yankee Stadium.

Judge hit his 40th and 41st long pitches of the season, including a grand slam in the eighth inning. The number 99 leads major league baseball in this chapter, he who is quietly approaching his personal best of 52 home runs, set in 2017.

Acquired Wednesday night by the Yankees via a trade, Andrew Benintendi didn't take long to make new friends as he began New York's comeback in the eighth round at bat. His paying single closed the gap to one point and his teammates continued the work with seven additional points.

For the Royals, it was the return of Salvador Perez that was the story of the daytime. The Venezuelan spent almost a month ahead of the doctor's schedule after his surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb.

Perez went under the knife on June 24 and his rehab was to last eight weeks. Less than five weeks later, it's back and still going strong. The veteran hit a long ball in the fifth inning, crossing the plate to MJ Melendez and Whit Merrifield to make it 5-3.

Merrifield had scored the Royals' other two runs moments earlier thanks to a simple.