Stanton, Walker homer as Yankees top Blue Jays in 7 innings

NEW YORK (AP) Giancarlo Stanton got his 31st home run in just under the wire Friday night.

Neil Walker hit a three-run homer, Stanton added a blast over the home bullpen at Yankee Stadium and New York rallied for a rain-shortened 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night.

Stanton drove a ball into a party deck in right-center during the bottom of the seventh, and a batter later, umpires pulled the teams off the field amid rain at Yankee Stadium. The game was called with one out in the seventh after a delay of 1 hour, 25 minutes, capping a come-from-behind win for New York after totaling six runs over a three-game series against Tampa Bay this week.

''The win is really huge for us,'' Stanton said.

Chad Green (6-2) pitched two scoreless innings for the win. In a scoring oddity, David Robertson got his third save despite not recording the final out of the game.

Rookie Gleyber Torres drove in the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice off Joe Biagini (1-7) in the fifth.

Despite dealing with a 2-hour, 14-minute rain delay before a game at Kansas City on Thursday night, the Blue Jays came out firing Friday, jumping on starter Lance Lynn for four runs. Kendrys Morales and Kevin Pillar each had RBI singles before Randal Grichuk walked to load the bases with two outs and Aledmys Diaz followed with a two-run single.

The Yankees cut the lead in half in the bottom of the inning against starter Marcus Stroman. Aaron Hicks worked a two-out walk and scored from first when sure-handed center fielder Pillar misplayed Didi Gregorius' triple in the gap. Miguel Andujar added an RBI double.

New York, which went 1 for 20 with runners in scoring position in their last two games against Tampa, went 2 for 5 in the opener of the three-game set against Toronto.

''It's huge especially against a good pitcher that came in throwing the ball well,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''I just thought the at-bats were really strong up and down, and a lot of guys having a hand in it.''

Torres doubled and Greg Bird worked a 10-pitch walk off Stroman in the fourth before Walker delivered his shot. It was Walker's seventh homer of the season and put New York ahead 5-4.

Stroman, who struggled with a blister, gave up five runs and six hits in four innings. A graduate of Patchogue-Medford High School on Long Island, Stroman is winless in seven starts in the Bronx.

''There's no doubt, I know it's his finger and I know it irritates him when he's hitting those seams,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''He's battled through it before but you know it's a tough lineup to face though, you're staring at that short right field wall. Tried to get a ball in on Walker there and it leaked back out over the plate a little bit and that was the difference.''

The Blue Jays chased Lynn in the fifth when Curtis Granderson doubled and scored on Devon Travis' single.

Lynn was charged with five runs and six hits in four innings. He struck out five but walked three.

IT'S UP IN THE AIR

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Gibbons will lead the team through the remainder of the season before his future is addressed. Gibbons said last week he probably would not want to manage the club through a full rebuild.

Atkins thought the rumors regarding Gibbons' future with the club were becoming a distraction.

''This game's about the players, it's about fans. It's not about Gibby, it's not about me. It will never be,'' Atkins said.

An aging roster, injuries and lack of production has Toronto in fourth place in the AL East, 31 1/2 games behind first-place Boston.

Gibbons' contract runs through the end of the 2019 season with a club option for 2020. He's in his second stint as Blue Jays manager after returning to team in 2013, and led Toronto to the 2015 and 2016 AL Championship Series.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: C Luke Maile was placed on the paternity list before Friday's game. OF Billy McKinney replaced Maile on the roster.

Yankees: Boone said there was some improvement with C Gary Sanchez (groin) and OF Aaron Judge (fractured right wrist). Sanchez increased his running Friday afternoon. ... Judge played catch but felt some soreness in his wrist and didn't follow through with dry swings.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Sean Reid-Foley (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will be making his second major league start Saturday. Reid-Foley didn't fare to well Monday at Kansas City, allowing three runs and six hits over five innings. He walked three.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (15-6, 3.27) is coming off a tough start in have up four runs in four innings for the loss against the New York Mets on Monday. He's 3-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his last 4 starts against Toronto.

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TOR55-67
4000100--570
NYY76-46
2003101--780
  • W: C. Green (6-2)L: J. Biagini (1-7)S: D. Robertson (3)
  • HR: NYY - N. Walker (7), G. Stanton (31)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Granderson RF31100110.236.336.424.7603.5
D. Travis 2B41110001.246.294.396.6893.0
J. Smoak 1B31000121.255.363.466.8291.0
K. Morales DH31210011.244.330.409.7393.5
R. Martin C30100013.204.349.346.6950.5
K. Pillar CF31110012.253.284.417.7012.5
R. Grichuk LF20000100.223.282.443.7251.0
A. Diaz 3B30120010.256.291.453.7442.5
R. Urena SS30000012.242.265.364.628-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF40100010.245.335.376.7120.5
    G. Stanton DH41211011.283.349.538.8876.5
    A. Hicks CF22000211.253.366.477.8443.5
    D. Gregorius SS31110002.268.333.477.8105.0
    M. Andujar 3B30210000.296.328.524.8524.0
    G. Torres 2B31110012.259.324.490.8143.5
    G. Bird 1B21000101.210.302.393.6952.0
    N. Walker RF31131000.219.298.336.6348.0
    A. Romine C30000010.262.309.450.759-0.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Granderson (19)
      • RBI - D. Travis (37), K. Morales (40), K. Pillar (47), A. Diaz 2 (37)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Pillar (16), A. Diaz 2 (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Pillar 2 (2), R. Urena 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Andujar (35), G. Torres (12)
      • 3B - D. Gregorius (4)
      • HR - G. Stanton (31), N. Walker (7)
      • RBI - G. Stanton (78), D. Gregorius (70), M. Andujar (60), G. Torres (53), N. Walker 3 (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (21), M. Andujar (21)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Stanton, D. Gregorius, G. Torres, G. Bird
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Gregorius-Bird)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Stroman4.06552215.271.440.0
      J. Biagini (L, 1-7)0.21111006.471.67-8.0
      T. Mayza1.10000204.191.554.0
      L. Santos0.11110116.051.71-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Stroman4.0
      J. Biagini (L, 1-7)0.2
      T. Mayza1.1
      L. Santos0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn4.06553504.681.560.5
      C. Green (W, 6-2)2.01000102.751.0512.5
      D. Robertson (S, 3)1.00000203.110.9811.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn4.0
      C. Green (W, 6-2)2.0
      D. Robertson (S, 3)1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 88-54, J. Biagini 13-8, T. Mayza 14-12, L. Santos 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-4, J. Biagini 1-1
      • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 20, J. Biagini 4, T. Mayza 4, L. Santos 2
      PITCHING
      • WP - L. Lynn (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 99-62, C. Green 18-14, D. Robertson 14-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-4, C. Green 1-4
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 20, C. Green 7, D. Robertson 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR55-67
      4000100--570
      NYY76-46
      2003101--780
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      C. Granderson RF31100110.236.336.424.7603.5
      D. Travis 2B41110001.246.294.396.6893.0
      J. Smoak 1B31000121.255.363.466.8291.0
      K. Morales DH31210011.244.330.409.7393.5
      R. Martin C30100013.204.349.346.6950.5
      K. Pillar CF31110012.253.284.417.7012.5
      R. Grichuk LF20000100.223.282.443.7251.0
      A. Diaz 3B30120010.256.291.453.7442.5
      R. Urena SS30000012.242.265.364.628-0.5
      Total2757503810-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Gardner LF40100010.245.335.376.7120.5
        G. Stanton DH41211011.283.349.538.8876.5
        A. Hicks CF22000211.253.366.477.8443.5
        D. Gregorius SS31110002.268.333.477.8105.0
        M. Andujar 3B30210000.296.328.524.8524.0
        G. Torres 2B31110012.259.324.490.8143.5
        G. Bird 1B21000101.210.302.393.6952.0
        N. Walker RF31131000.219.298.336.6348.0
        A. Romine C30000010.262.309.450.759-0.5
        Total277872357-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Granderson (19)
          • RBI - D. Travis (37), K. Morales (40), K. Pillar (47), A. Diaz 2 (37)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Pillar (16), A. Diaz 2 (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Pillar 2 (2), R. Urena 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Andujar (35), G. Torres (12)
          • 3B - D. Gregorius (4)
          • HR - G. Stanton (31), N. Walker (7)
          • RBI - G. Stanton (78), D. Gregorius (70), M. Andujar (60), G. Torres (53), N. Walker 3 (33)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Gregorius (21), M. Andujar (21)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Stanton, D. Gregorius, G. Torres, G. Bird
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Gregorius-Bird)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Stroman4.06552215.271.440.0
          J. Biagini (L, 1-7)0.21111006.471.67-8.0
          T. Mayza1.10000204.191.554.0
          L. Santos0.11110116.051.71-1.5
          Total6.1877352---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Stroman4.0
          J. Biagini (L, 1-7)0.2
          T. Mayza1.1
          L. Santos0.1
          Total6.1
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn4.06553504.681.560.5
          C. Green (W, 6-2)2.01000102.751.0512.5
          D. Robertson (S, 3)1.00000203.110.9811.0
          Total7.0755380---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn4.0
          C. Green (W, 6-2)2.0
          D. Robertson (S, 3)1.0
          Total7.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Stroman 88-54, J. Biagini 13-8, T. Mayza 14-12, L. Santos 12-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Stroman 6-4, J. Biagini 1-1
          • Batters Faced - M. Stroman 20, J. Biagini 4, T. Mayza 4, L. Santos 2
          PITCHING
          • WP - L. Lynn (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 99-62, C. Green 18-14, D. Robertson 14-8
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 2-4, C. Green 1-4
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 20, C. Green 7, D. Robertson 3
          • 7TH INNING
            Stanton homered to right center57
          • 5TH INNING
            Torres reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hicks scored, Andujar out at second56
            Travis singled to right, Granderson scored55
          • 4TH INNING
            Walker homered to right center, Torres and Bird scored45
          • 1ST INNING
            Andujar doubled to deep right, Gregorius scored42
            Gregorius tripled to left center, Hicks scored41
            Diaz singled to center, Morales and Pillar scored, Grichuk to second40
            Pillar singled to right, Smoak scored, Morales to third20
            Morales singled to left, Travis scored, Smoak to second10
          • 7TH INNING
            • David Robertson relieved Chad Green
            • C. Granderson: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Granderson struck out swinging
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Travis flied out to left
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smoak struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Santos relieved Tim Mayza
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Stanton homered to right center
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
          • 6TH INNING
            • C. Green Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Grichuk popped out to third
            • A. Diaz: Diaz grounded out to third
            • R. Urena: Strike looking, Urena lined out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Mayza Pitching:
            • N. Walker: Walker lined out to right
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Granderson doubled to left center
            • D. Travis: Foul, Travis singled to right, Granderson scored
            • Chad Green relieved Lance Lynn
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Smoak flied out to deep center
            • K. Morales: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Morales struck out swinging
            • R. Martin: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Martin singled to left, Travis to second
            • K. Pillar: Pillar flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Joe Biagini relieved Marcus Stroman
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Gregorius flied out to deep center
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Andujar singled to right center, Hicks to third
            • G. Torres: Foul, Torres reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Hicks scored, Andujar out at second
            • Tim Mayza relieved Joe Biagini
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Bird flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grichuk popped out to second
            • A. Diaz: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Diaz struck out looking
            • R. Urena: Foul, Ball, Ball, Urena flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • M. Andujar: Andujar flied out to center
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Torres doubled to deep left
            • G. Bird: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bird walked
            • N. Walker: Strike swinging, Walker homered to right center, Torres and Bird scored
            • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner singled to right center
            • G. Stanton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton fouled out to third
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Morales reached on an infield single to third
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martin grounded into double play shortstop to first, Morales out at second
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Pillar struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner grounded out to second
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton singled to center
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hicks grounded out to first, Stanton to second
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Gregorius grounded out to pitcher
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • C. Granderson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Granderson flied out to deep left
            • D. Travis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Travis popped out to first
            • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Smoak struck out looking
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Bird grounded out to second
            • N. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Walker grounded out to first
            • A. Romine: Ball, Strike looking, Romine flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • C. Granderson: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Granderson walked
            • D. Travis: Travis reached on fielder's choice to third, Granderson out at second
            • J. Smoak: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Travis to second on wild pitch, Ball, Ball, Smoak walked
            • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Morales singled to left, Travis scored, Smoak to second
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Pillar singled to right, Smoak scored, Morales to third
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grichuk walked, Pillar to second
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Diaz singled to center, Morales and Pillar scored, Grichuk to second
            • R. Urena: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Urena struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Stroman Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner lined out to center
            • G. Stanton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton struck out swinging
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Hicks walked
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gregorius tripled to left center, Hicks scored
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Foul, Andujar doubled to deep right, Gregorius scored
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)