Stanton homers, Paxton wins 10th straight as Yanks top Jays

NEW YORK (AP) The oft-injured Yankees started Saturday with a rare positive medical report. Then they got something even scarcer this year - a signature, soaring home run from Giancarlo Stanton.

Stanton connected for the first time since missing nearly three months to injury, James Paxton won his 10th straight start and New York beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2.

New York manager Aaron Boone was ejected after another tangle with a rookie umpire, and the 101-win Yankees got promising news shortly before first pitch when an MRI of Gleyber Torres' achy right hamstring came back negative.

Two years after leading the majors with 59 homers for Miami, Stanton hit just his second of the season leading off the sixth against reliever Brock Stewart.

''Have to relearn how to jog around the bases a little bit,'' he joked.

Stanton also had an RBI double in the fourth. The 29-year-old has only played 12 games this year due to biceps, shoulder, calf and knee injuries, and he is hitting .300 in 40 at-bats. He was replaced defensively in the seventh inning to manage his workload in his third game since coming back.

''It's always good to get some results in your first few games back and feel like he's stringing some good at-bats together,'' Boone said.

The AL East champions entered with a major league-leading 294 homers.

Paxton (15-6) allowed an unearned run while pitching three-hit ball over six innings. The left-hander threw just 87 pitches and has a 2.25 ERA during his winning streak, the longest in a big league season since Justin Verlander's 12 for Detroit in 2011 and for a Yankees pitcher since Ron Guidry's 11 in 1979.

''I don't know if I've ever had a stretch quite this long,'' Paxton said. ''I've had some good stretches in the past, but this is probably the longest stretch I've had.''

The Blue Jays ended a five-game winning streak, which matched their best this season. Toronto batters struck out 15 times, including on their last five outs and 10 of their final 11 as shadows extended between the plate and the mound. Jonathan Loaisiga punched out five in two innings, and Chad Green struck out the side in the ninth.

Boone watched nearly all of it from the clubhouse. The second-year manager shouted profanities from the dugout at plate umpire Jeremie Rehak - a call-up from Triple-A - after Stanton struck out looking against T.J. Zeuch to end the first inning. Crew chief Joe West quickly booted Boone from third base, and Rehak also tossed Yankees hitting coach Marcus Thames.

''I was just upset within an at-bat where G's coming back and I felt like there were a few in there in his at-bat where it kind of got taken away, so I just got animated,'' Boone said. ''The bottom line is I probably wasn't going to get thrown out from Jeremie. I was starting to walk away and the confrontation happened with Joe.''

It was the fifth ejection this year for Boone, including his memorable ''savages'' tirade at rookie umpire Brennan Miller in July - Yankees players routinely wear T-shirts commemorating the rant. New York was already peeved with West over his strike zone Friday night, when Brett Gardner argued vigorously after a called strike in the ninth.

New York slugger Aaron Judge doubled leading off the fourth and scored on Stanton's two-base hit. Mike Ford drove in Stanton with a single two batters later for a 2-1 lead. Ford had three hits and two RBIs.

Stanton's homer sparked a four-run inning that included RBI hits by Clint Frazier and Kyle Higashioka.

Zeuch (1-1), a 6-foot-7 sinkerballer making his fourth big league start, took advantage of Rehak's low strike zone to rack up six strikeouts in four innings. He allowed two runs and four hits.

''The one to Stanton, I thought it was a good pitch, a good spot,'' he said of a down-and-in sinker. ''Just probably maybe the wrong pitch at the wrong time.''

PROCEED WITH CAUTION

The Yankees will still be careful with Torres despite the encouraging diagnosis. The star second baseman slipped and fell awkwardly fielding a ground ball Friday night. Torres was not in the lineup Saturday and won't play Sunday either, but he said he feels good and just wants to ''be smart.''

The 22-year-old leads the team with 38 homers and is hitting .284 with 90 RBIs and an .889 OPS, and he's among the few New York players to avoid the injured list this year. The Yankees have six games remaining before their postseason opener Oct. 4.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: SS Bo Bichette remained in concussion protocol after being hit by a fastball on the bill of his helmet Thursday and also won't play Sunday. Toronto is optimistic he'll return this season.

Yankees: DH Edwin Encarnacion (oblique) could return to the lineup during the upcoming midweek series against Tampa Bay. He's a bit ahead of C Gary Sanchez (groin tightness), but Boone said Sanchez could be back for the final regular season series at Texas.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Luis Severino (0-0, 0.00) makes his second appearance after missing most of the season with a lat injury. He pitched four scoreless innings against the Angels on Tuesday in his season debut. Toronto will pitch rookie RHP Trent Thornton (5-9, 4.93), likely after an opener.

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  • W: J. Paxton (15-6)L: T. Zeuch (1-1)
  • HR: NYY - G. Stanton (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Davis CF30110010.158.190.211.4001.5
a- B. McKinney PH-LF10000010.210.268.395.663-0.5
C. Biggio 2B40100011.235.359.431.7900.5
L. Gurriel DH40000021.277.327.541.869-1.0
V. Guerrero 3B40100020.276.345.444.7891.0
R. Grichuk RF41100011.233.281.458.7402.5
T. Hernandez LF-CF40110031.223.296.450.7461.5
B. Drury 1B31000011.221.264.382.6450.5
R. Urena SS30100011.262.274.344.6180.5
L. Maile C20000022.150.200.239.439-1.0
b- R. McGuire PH-C10000000.321.374.571.9450.0
  • a-struck out for Davis in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Maile in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Gardner CF40100022.254.330.503.8331.0
A. Judge DH41100123.272.384.531.9153.0
D. Gregorius SS40000024.243.283.453.736-1.0
G. Stanton LF32221011.300.417.525.9429.5
C. Maybin LF01000100.288.371.486.8572.0
G. Urshela 3B40000012.319.359.540.899-0.5
M. Ford 1B41320000.244.333.526.8597.0
C. Frazier RF41110022.265.310.489.7993.0
T. Wade 2B31200100.268.355.402.7577.0
K. Higashioka C40120012.226.222.491.7132.5
    BATTING
    • 2B - V. Guerrero (26), R. Grichuk (29), T. Hernandez (18)
    • RBI - J. Davis (4), T. Hernandez (59)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Biggio, L. Gurriel, T. Hernandez (46), R. Urena (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Judge (18), G. Stanton (3), M. Ford (5), C. Frazier (14), T. Wade (3)
    • HR - G. Stanton (2)
    • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (9), M. Ford 2 (21), C. Frazier (38), K. Higashioka 2 (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (12)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge 2 (2), D. Gregorius (26), G. Stanton, C. Frazier (14)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - T. Wade (7)
    • Picked Off - B. Gardner
    FIELDING
    • E - D. Gregorius (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Zeuch (L, 1-1)4.04220604.581.474.0
    T. Pannone1.01001105.991.361.5
    B. Stewart1.05440119.001.64-5.5
    J. Romano1.01111105.841.380.5
    E. Luciano1.00001205.871.923.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Zeuch (L, 1-1)4.0
    T. Pannone1.0
    B. Stewart1.0
    J. Romano1.0
    E. Luciano1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Paxton (W, 15-6)6.03100703.731.2728.5
    J. Loaisiga2.03110504.251.424.5
    C. Green1.00000304.361.264.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Paxton (W, 15-6)6.0
    J. Loaisiga2.0
    C. Green1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - T. Zeuch (2)
    • HBP - T. Pannone (6)
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Zeuch 70-45, T. Pannone 22-11, B. Stewart 34-26, J. Romano 23-14, E. Luciano 14-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Zeuch 4-2, B. Stewart 1-1, J. Romano 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Zeuch 16, T. Pannone 5, B. Stewart 8, J. Romano 5, E. Luciano 4
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 87-63, J. Loaisiga 32-25, C. Green 15-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 6-5, J. Loaisiga 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 21, J. Loaisiga 9, C. Green 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    TOR63-92
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    NYY101-55
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Davis CF30110010.158.190.211.4001.5
    a- B. McKinney PH-LF10000010.210.268.395.663-0.5
    C. Biggio 2B40100011.235.359.431.7900.5
    L. Gurriel DH40000021.277.327.541.869-1.0
    V. Guerrero 3B40100020.276.345.444.7891.0
    R. Grichuk RF41100011.233.281.458.7402.5
    T. Hernandez LF-CF40110031.223.296.450.7461.5
    B. Drury 1B31000011.221.264.382.6450.5
    R. Urena SS30100011.262.274.344.6180.5
    L. Maile C20000022.150.200.239.439-1.0
    b- R. McGuire PH-C10000000.321.374.571.9450.0
    Total3627300168-----
    HITTERSAB
    J. Davis CF3
    a- B. McKinney PH-LF1
    C. Biggio 2B4
    L. Gurriel DH4
    V. Guerrero 3B4
    R. Grichuk RF4
    T. Hernandez LF-CF4
    B. Drury 1B3
    R. Urena SS3
    L. Maile C2
    b- R. McGuire PH-C1
    Total36
    • a-struck out for Davis in the 8th
    • b-grounded out for Maile in the 8th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner CF40100022.254.330.503.8331.0
    A. Judge DH41100123.272.384.531.9153.0
    D. Gregorius SS40000024.243.283.453.736-1.0
    G. Stanton LF32221011.300.417.525.9429.5
    C. Maybin LF01000100.288.371.486.8572.0
    G. Urshela 3B40000012.319.359.540.899-0.5
    M. Ford 1B41320000.244.333.526.8597.0
    C. Frazier RF41110022.265.310.489.7993.0
    T. Wade 2B31200100.268.355.402.7577.0
    K. Higashioka C40120012.226.222.491.7132.5
    Total347117131116-----
      BATTING
      • 2B - V. Guerrero (26), R. Grichuk (29), T. Hernandez (18)
      • RBI - J. Davis (4), T. Hernandez (59)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Biggio, L. Gurriel, T. Hernandez (46), R. Urena (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Judge (18), G. Stanton (3), M. Ford (5), C. Frazier (14), T. Wade (3)
      • HR - G. Stanton (2)
      • RBI - G. Stanton 2 (9), M. Ford 2 (21), C. Frazier (38), K. Higashioka 2 (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Ford 2 (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. Judge 2 (2), D. Gregorius (26), G. Stanton, C. Frazier (14)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - T. Wade (7)
      • Picked Off - B. Gardner
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Gregorius (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Zeuch (L, 1-1)4.04220604.581.474.0
      T. Pannone1.01001105.991.361.5
      B. Stewart1.05440119.001.64-5.5
      J. Romano1.01111105.841.380.5
      E. Luciano1.00001205.871.923.0
      Total8.011773111---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Zeuch (L, 1-1)4.0
      T. Pannone1.0
      B. Stewart1.0
      J. Romano1.0
      E. Luciano1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Paxton (W, 15-6)6.03100703.731.2728.5
      J. Loaisiga2.03110504.251.424.5
      C. Green1.00000304.361.264.5
      Total9.06210150---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Paxton (W, 15-6)6.0
      J. Loaisiga2.0
      C. Green1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Zeuch (2)
      • HBP - T. Pannone (6)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Zeuch 70-45, T. Pannone 22-11, B. Stewart 34-26, J. Romano 23-14, E. Luciano 14-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Zeuch 4-2, B. Stewart 1-1, J. Romano 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Zeuch 16, T. Pannone 5, B. Stewart 8, J. Romano 5, E. Luciano 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Paxton 87-63, J. Loaisiga 32-25, C. Green 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Paxton 6-5, J. Loaisiga 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Paxton 21, J. Loaisiga 9, C. Green 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Ford singled to right, Maybin scored27
        Hernandez doubled to deep left, Grichuk scored26
      • 6TH INNING
        Higashioka singled to right, Frazier and Wade scored16
        Frazier doubled to deep left, Ford scored14
        Stanton homered to left13
      • 4TH INNING
        Ford singled to center, Stanton scored12
        Stanton doubled to left center, Judge scored11
      • 3RD INNING
        Davis singled to left, Drury scored, Urena to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Chad Green relieved Jonathan Loaisiga
        • V. Guerrero: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
        • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Reese McGuire hit for Luke Maile
        • R. McGuire: Strike looking, McGuire grounded out to first
        • Billy McKinney hit for Jonathan Davis
        • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
        • C. Biggio: Biggio reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gurriel struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Elvis Luciano relieved Jordan Romano
        • T. Wade: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Wade walked
        • K. Higashioka: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Higashioka struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Gardner flied out to center
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jonathan Loaisiga relieved James Paxton
        • Cameron Maybin in left field
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Guerrero struck out looking
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk doubled to deep right
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez doubled to deep left, Grichuk scored
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
        • R. Urena: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Jordan Romano relieved Brock Stewart
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius popped out to third
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Maybin walked
        • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Urshela grounded out to third, Maybin to second
        • M. Ford: Ford singled to right, Maybin scored
        • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Davis grounded bunt out to catcher
        • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Biggio struck out swinging
        • L. Gurriel: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Gurriel struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Brock Stewart relieved Thomas Pannone
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Stanton homered to left
        • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Foul, Urshela grounded out to third
        • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ford doubled to deep left
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike looking, Frazier doubled to deep left, Ford scored
        • T. Wade: Wade singled to right, Frazier to third, Wade to second
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Higashioka singled to right, Frazier and Wade scored
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Judge flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Urena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Urena grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Maile: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maile struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Thomas Pannone relieved T.J. Zeuch
        • T. Wade: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wade doubled to left
        • K. Higashioka: Ball, Higashioka flied out to center
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Wade stole third, Ball, Gardner hit by pitch
        • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Gardner picked off at first, pitcher to first, Pickoff attempt to first, Judge walked
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • L. Gurriel: Strike swinging, Gurriel lined out to center
        • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Guerrero doubled to deep right
        • R. Grichuk: Ball, Grichuk grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Zeuch Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Judge doubled to deep center
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to third
        • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Stanton doubled to left center, Judge scored
        • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela lined out to center
        • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ford singled to center, Stanton scored
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ford to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Drury safe at first on shortstop Gregorius fielding error
        • R. Urena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Urena reached on an infield single to third, Drury to second
        • L. Maile: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Maile struck out on foul tip
        • J. Davis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Davis singled to left, Drury scored, Urena to second
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Urena out at third, Strike looking, Foul, Biggio flied out to left
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • T. Zeuch Pitching:
        • T. Wade: Ball, Foul, Wade lined out to left
        • K. Higashioka: Foul, Foul, Ball, Higashioka grounded out to second
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • V. Guerrero: Strike swinging, Guerrero grounded out to third
        • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk popped out to first
        • T. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Zeuch Pitching:
        • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
        • M. Ford: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ford grounded out to shortstop
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Paxton Pitching:
        • J. Davis: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
        • C. Biggio: Ball, Ball, Biggio flied out to deep right
        • L. Gurriel: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gurriel flied out to right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Zeuch Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Gardner singled to right
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)