Toronto Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson sat alone on the bench after the ultimate out, needing a minute to decompress.
He definitely deserved it.
With a tribute to his former teammate Tyler Skaggs written on his cap, Hudson obtained Luke Voit to take a look at strike three with runners on the corners to safe the Blue Jays’ 2-1 victory in opposition to the host Yankees on Saturday.
“It’s a grind of a lineup over there,” Hudson mentioned. “One mistake, and that game’s over. I was just down there trying to cool off and mentally just relax for a second.”
The Yankees, who haven’t been shut out in additional than a yr, scored with two outs within the ninth inning on Aaron Judge’s fourth hit of the sport, a single off third baseman Brandon Drury’s glove.
The Yankees, who lead the American League East, have now scored in 172 straight video games, the fifth-longest streak within the majors since 1900. They had been final shut out on June 30, 2018, in a sport by which Boston’s Chris Sale pitched one-hit ball for seven innings.
The trendy report is 308 in 1931-33 by the Yankees of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
“It’s always surprising when you get held down like that,” Yankees Manager Aaron Boone mentioned.
Hudson posted his second save, and Voit went zero for Three with two walks after being activated from the injured record. Hudson was wanted to end the sport as a result of the Blue Jays’ nearer, Ken Giles, was unavailable due to nerve irritation in his elbow that probably stemmed from a therapeutic massage he had over the All-Star break.
Randal Grichuk offered the offense for Toronto with a two-run single and made a diving catch with the bases loaded.
Joe Biagini (Three-1) obtained one out, permitting a success and stroll, and picked up the win. Blue Jays starter Clayton Richard left after two innings with left lat tightness, and 5 relievers adopted.
“They used their whole bullpen today and kind of kept us off-balance,” Judge mentioned.
Grichuk’s bloop single got here within the sixth after the Blue Jays put two on in opposition to starter J. A. Happ (7-5). Adam Ottavino relieved and struck out Vladimir Guerrero Jr., and a double steal arrange Grichuk’s hit.
Biagini relieved with two outs within the fifth, and a single by Judge and a stroll to Voit loaded the bases. Gary Sanchez hit a liner up the center, and Grichuk rushed in and dived to catch it.
The Blue Jays obtained eight hits, and Grichuk was the one Toronto participant with two.
“Any one of the nine guys that they put out there can drive the ball out of the ballpark,” Grichuk mentioned. “So anytime you can hold them down to zero runs obviously is a huge accomplishment,” and giving up only one run, “is right there with that.”