BET À DAY
If the Toronto Blue Jays are going through a low period in their season, the Yankees are at the heart of a veritable black hole. Victims of 10 defeats in their last 12 games before their duel against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in New York, the Bronx Bombers were unable to rectify the situation, they who lowered the flag 3 to 1.
The visitors needed only one momentum to win, that of Randy Arozarena. In the first inning, the outfielder took advantage of the presence on the trails of two of his teammates to hit a three-run homer.
The two attacks were not particularly in the spotlight, succeeding four hits to the spot each.
Rays starting pitcher Jeffrey Springs (5-3) did particularly well, allowing just one run on two hits to the spot and one on balls, in addition to making four opponents bite the dust.
Despite this slump, the Yankees are comfortably installed in first place in the East Division of the American, with a priority of nine games over their rivals of the day.
Leblanc ineffective in the victory
In Miami, the Marlins defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3, but Quebecer Charles Leblanc did not contribute to the win.
In just two batting appearances, the 26-year-old was unable to hit the trails. He was later replaced in the lineup by Joey Wendle.
Nick Fortes was particularly effective batting for the winners, amassing half of his team's six hits, including two solo home runs.
The Padres, on the other hand, had to wait for starter Edward Cabrera to be retired before finding success offensively, getting all their points on the seventh assault, on a double from Manny Machado.
For For his part, Cabrera left the mound after four innings, striking out seven opponents, in addition to giving up three hits and two walks.