Happ gets slam help from Bird, Yankees beat Blue Jays 10-2

NEW YORK (AP) In a lopsided win, this was not the kind of big hit the New York Yankees hoped to see.

Didi Gregorius hurt his left heel in a collision at first base during a 10-2 romp over Toronto on Sunday, an injury that could sideline the star shortstop for a while.

''It's something that we'll monitor over the next 24 hours, could potentially be a DL thing,'' said manager Aaron Boone, who Gregorius had a ''pretty bad bruise.''

The Yankees, with the second-best record in the majors behind AL East-leading Boston, already have sluggers Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez on the disabled list. Gregorius is batting .270 with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs, and has 48 extra-base hits this season.

Boone said rookie second baseman Gleyber Torres could fill in at short if Gregorius is out for an extended time.

Gregorius, who was hitting cleanup, was hurt while beating out an infield hit in a six-run first, an inning capped by Greg Bird's grand slam.

Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis fielded Gregorius' grounder and made an off-balance throw that first baseman Kendrys Morales fielded on one hop. Morales was in the baseline and Gregorius tumbled over him.

Gregorius remained in the game for the moment, but was lifted prior to the start of the top of the third.

J.A. Happ stayed unbeaten with New York by topping his former Toronto teammates and Greg Bird hit a grand slam during a six-run first inning.

Happ (14-6) faced the Blue Jays for the first time since they traded him to the Yankees on July 26. The 35-year-old lefty has won all four of his starts for New York.

''It was strange, I think I can admit that,'' Happ said. ''I think I probably prefer not knowing the opposition the way that I know those guys.''

Happ allowed two runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out eight. Randal Grichuk hit a solo homer in the first.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons joked that his former pitcher had no idea about his club's offensive approach there.

''I guess Happ hadn't been paying attention while he was here because we swing 3-0 a lot and Grich got him,'' he said.

Rookie Miguel Andujar drove in two runs and backup infielder Ronald Torreyes, who replaced Gregorius, added three hits as the Yankees finished off a three-game sweep.

The Yankees' first six batters each reached base against Ryan Borucki (2-3).

Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton walked and Andujar hit a tying single. Gregorius followed with his hit and Torres reached on an infield single, setting up Bird's slam into the right field stands. Borucki got the next two batters out before he was replaced.

Happ allowed a leadoff homer to Morales in the sixth.

The Yankees scored four more runs in the sixth, with Gibbons getting ejected for arguing a call at first base.

HOMECOMING

The Yankees start a series Monday night at Miami, where Stanton played his first eight years in the majors. Stanton led the majors with 59 home runs last season and was the NL MVP. This will be his first game at Marlins Park since being traded to the Yankees in December. And by the way, he is just one home run shy of his 300th.

''It's going to be weird for sure walking in, going to the visitors' side,'' Stanton said. ''But I am looking forward to it. It's a big part of my life, my time down there. It will be a cool experience.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: RHP Marcus Stroman (right middle finger blister) was put on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 16. ... LHP Thomas Pannone was called up from Triple-A Buffalo. He is scheduled to start Wednesday against Baltimore, but pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings in relief. ... Purchased the contract of RHP Justin Shafer from Buffalo. He pitched one scoreless inning in his big league debut. ... LHP Luis Santos was optioned to Buffalo. ... RHP Aaron Sanchez was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

Yankees: C Austin Romine, who took a hard foul tip to his mask on Saturday, was held out of the game. He said he did not have a concussion. . After the game, Judge said he participated in some baseball activities earlier in the day. He is still experiencing pain in his right fractured wrist.

UP NEXT

Blue Jays: RHP Marco Estrada (6-9, 4.87 ERA) will be on the mound Monday night to start the first game of three at home against Baltimore.

Yankees: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (9-4, 4.03) starts the opener a two-game set at Miami. Tanaka lost his last start against Tampa Bay on Thursday, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out six.

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TOR55-69
100001000291
NYY78-46
60000400X10120
  • W: J. Happ (14-6)L: R. Borucki (2-3)
  • HR: TOR - K. Morales (14), R. Grichuk (17), NYY - G. Bird (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
R. Martin 3B40100120.205.350.345.6951.0
D. Travis 2B50000015.237.284.381.665-0.5
R. Grichuk RF41211020.227.285.456.7417.0
K. Morales 1B41211001.248.332.420.7537.0
K. Pillar CF40200001.255.285.420.7052.0
T. Hernandez DH40000023.239.299.478.778-1.0
D. Jansen C30100011.412.421.7061.1272.5
A. Diaz SS30000112.253.290.446.7360.5
B. McKinney LF40100012.333.385.333.7180.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Hicks CF32100210.251.370.472.8426.5
    G. Stanton DH31110202.285.353.543.8967.0
    M. Andujar 3B51120002.299.330.530.8604.0
    D. Gregorius SS11110000.270.333.482.8163.0
    R. Torreyes 2B41300000.329.347.425.7715.0
    G. Torres 2B-SS42200112.265.330.490.8204.5
    G. Bird 1B41141115.211.303.414.7169.5
    K. Higashioka C30120011.190.266.379.6453.5
    S. Robinson RF40000005.114.205.200.4050.0
    B. Gardner LF41100000.243.333.371.7052.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Grichuk (20), K. Pillar (32), D. Jansen (2)
      • HR - R. Grichuk (17), K. Morales (14)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk (44), K. Morales (41)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (16)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Travis 5 (5), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez 2 (2), B. McKinney
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Torreyes (7)
      • HR - G. Bird (11)
      • RBI - G. Stanton (80), M. Andujar 2 (65), D. Gregorius (74), G. Bird 4 (35), K. Higashioka 2 (6)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Higashioka 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Bird, K. Higashioka, S. Robinson 5 (5)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - K. Pillar (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hicks (10), G. Stanton (5)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Diaz-Travis-Morales; Diaz-Travis-Morales)
      • E - R. Martin (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Borucki (L, 2-3)0.24662014.271.56-17.0
      J. Biagini3.12001206.101.637.0
      J. Shafer1.01001100.002.001.5
      T. Mayza0.24442005.851.80-10.0
      T. Pannone1.10000104.150.923.5
      T. Clippard1.01000003.631.142.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 14-6)5.17221823.841.1316.0
      J. Holder1.20000103.181.023.5
      S. Gray2.02001105.341.553.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 14-6)5.1
      J. Holder1.2
      S. Gray2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Biagini (6)
      • IBB - T. Mayza (4)
      • HBP - J. Shafer
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 44-27, J. Biagini 36-25, J. Shafer 22-13, T. Mayza 27-15, T. Pannone 19-12, T. Clippard 15-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 1-1, J. Biagini 4-3, J. Shafer 2-0, T. Mayza 2-0, T. Pannone 1-2, T. Clippard 1-2
      • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 8, J. Biagini 12, J. Shafer 6, T. Mayza 8, T. Pannone 4, T. Clippard 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - S. Gray (8)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 103-70, J. Holder 20-13, S. Gray 41-26
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 2-3
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, J. Holder 4, S. Gray 10
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      TOR55-69
      100001000291
      NYY78-46
      60000400X10120
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      R. Martin 3B40100120.205.350.345.6951.0
      D. Travis 2B50000015.237.284.381.665-0.5
      R. Grichuk RF41211020.227.285.456.7417.0
      K. Morales 1B41211001.248.332.420.7537.0
      K. Pillar CF40200001.255.285.420.7052.0
      T. Hernandez DH40000023.239.299.478.778-1.0
      D. Jansen C30100011.412.421.7061.1272.5
      A. Diaz SS30000112.253.290.446.7360.5
      B. McKinney LF40100012.333.385.333.7180.5
      Total35292221015-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        A. Hicks CF32100210.251.370.472.8426.5
        G. Stanton DH31110202.285.353.543.8967.0
        M. Andujar 3B51120002.299.330.530.8604.0
        D. Gregorius SS11110000.270.333.482.8163.0
        R. Torreyes 2B41300000.329.347.425.7715.0
        G. Torres 2B-SS42200112.265.330.490.8204.5
        G. Bird 1B41141115.211.303.414.7169.5
        K. Higashioka C30120011.190.266.379.6453.5
        S. Robinson RF40000005.114.205.200.4050.0
        B. Gardner LF41100000.243.333.371.7052.0
        Total3510121016417-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Grichuk (20), K. Pillar (32), D. Jansen (2)
          • HR - R. Grichuk (17), K. Morales (14)
          • RBI - R. Grichuk (44), K. Morales (41)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk (16)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - D. Travis 5 (5), K. Pillar, T. Hernandez 2 (2), B. McKinney
          BATTING
          • 2B - R. Torreyes (7)
          • HR - G. Bird (11)
          • RBI - G. Stanton (80), M. Andujar 2 (65), D. Gregorius (74), G. Bird 4 (35), K. Higashioka 2 (6)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Higashioka 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Bird, K. Higashioka, S. Robinson 5 (5)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - K. Pillar (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Hicks (10), G. Stanton (5)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Diaz-Travis-Morales; Diaz-Travis-Morales)
          • E - R. Martin (6)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          R. Borucki (L, 2-3)0.24662014.271.56-17.0
          J. Biagini3.12001206.101.637.0
          J. Shafer1.01001100.002.001.5
          T. Mayza0.24442005.851.80-10.0
          T. Pannone1.10000104.150.923.5
          T. Clippard1.01000003.631.142.0
          Total8.0121010641---
          PITCHERSIP
          R. Borucki (L, 2-3)0.2
          J. Biagini3.1
          J. Shafer1.0
          T. Mayza0.2
          T. Pannone1.1
          T. Clippard1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Happ (W, 14-6)5.17221823.841.1316.0
          J. Holder1.20000103.181.023.5
          S. Gray2.02001105.341.553.5
          Total9.09222102---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Happ (W, 14-6)5.1
          J. Holder1.2
          S. Gray2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Biagini (6)
          • IBB - T. Mayza (4)
          • HBP - J. Shafer
          • Pitches-Strikes - R. Borucki 44-27, J. Biagini 36-25, J. Shafer 22-13, T. Mayza 27-15, T. Pannone 19-12, T. Clippard 15-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Borucki 1-1, J. Biagini 4-3, J. Shafer 2-0, T. Mayza 2-0, T. Pannone 1-2, T. Clippard 1-2
          • Batters Faced - R. Borucki 8, J. Biagini 12, J. Shafer 6, T. Mayza 8, T. Pannone 4, T. Clippard 4
          PITCHING
          • HBP - S. Gray (8)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 103-70, J. Holder 20-13, S. Gray 41-26
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 2-3
          • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, J. Holder 4, S. Gray 10
          • 6TH INNING
            Higashioka singled to center, Torreyes and Torres scored, Bird to second210
            Andujar reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks scored, Stanton out at second28
            Stanton singled to right, Gardner scored, Hicks to third27
            Morales homered to left center26
          • 1ST INNING
            Bird homered to right, Andujar, Gregorius and Torres scored16
            Gregorius singled to shallow right, Stanton scored, Andujar to third12
            Andujar singled to left, Hicks scored, Stanton to third11
            Grichuk homered to left center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • S. Gray Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez fouled out to catcher
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Ball, Jansen hit by pitch
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Diaz struck out swinging
            • B. McKinney: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, McKinney singled to shallow right, Jansen to second
            • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martin walked, Jansen to third, McKinney to second
            • D. Travis: Travis lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Sonny Gray relieved Jonathan Holder
            • D. Travis: Strike looking, Travis grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grichuk doubled to deep right
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Morales grounded out to second, Grichuk to third
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pillar fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Clippard relieved Thomas Pannone
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar fouled out to first
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Torreyes popped out to second
            • G. Torres: Ball, Torres singled to center
            • G. Bird: Bird grounded into fielder's choice to second, Torres out at second
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • J. Holder Pitching:
            • A. Diaz: Foul, Foul, Ball, Diaz popped out to shortstop
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, McKinney popped out to third
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • T. Pannone Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Gardner lined out to left
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Stanton grounded out to third
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • K. Morales: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Morales homered to left center
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Pillar doubled to deep left
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Jonathan Holder relieved J.A. Happ
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Jansen lined out to left
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Strike swinging, Pillar caught stealing, catcher to third
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tim Mayza relieved Justin Shafer
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike swinging, Gardner singled to shallow left
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked, Gardner to second
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Stanton singled to right, Gardner scored, Hicks to third
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Andujar reached on fielder's choice to second, Hicks scored, Stanton out at second
            • R. Torreyes: Ball, Torreyes doubled to right center, Andujar to third
            • G. Torres: Torres intentionally walked
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Bird reached on fielder's choice to first, Andujar out at home, Torreyes to third, Torres to second
            • K. Higashioka: Foul, Strike swinging, Higashioka singled to center, Torreyes and Torres scored, Bird to second
            • Thomas Pannone relieved Tim Mayza
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Robinson flied out to center
            • End of the 6th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
            • D. Travis: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Travis popped out to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Justin Shafer relieved Joe Biagini
            • M. Andujar: Andujar grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Torreyes singled to left
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • G. Bird: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bird walked, Torreyes to second
            • K. Higashioka: Ball, Higashioka hit by pitch, Torreyes to third, Bird to second
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Robinson grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Higashioka out at second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Hernandez flied out to left
            • D. Jansen: Jansen doubled to left center
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Diaz flied out to shallow left
            • B. McKinney: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McKinney struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • S. Robinson: Foul, Robinson flied out to center
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner safe at first on 3rd baseman Martin fielding error
            • A. Hicks: Hicks reached on bunt single to pitcher, Gardner to second
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hicks out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • Ronald Torreyes at second base
            • R. Grichuk: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grichuk struck out swinging
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Morales flied out to deep center
            • K. Pillar: Ball, Foul, Pillar lined out to right
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • R. Torreyes: Strike looking, Torreyes singled to right
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Torres popped out to second
            • G. Bird: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Bird struck out swinging, Torreyes to second on wild pitch
            • K. Higashioka: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Higashioka struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Jansen struck out swinging
            • A. Diaz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Diaz walked
            • B. McKinney: Foul, McKinney flied out to left
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin singled to center, Diaz to second
            • D. Travis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Biagini Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Hicks grounded out to shortstop
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Stanton walked
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Stanton out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Martin popped out to shortstop
            • D. Travis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Travis lined out to right
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Ball, Grichuk homered to left center
            • K. Morales: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Morales singled to right
            • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Pillar singled to center, Morales to second
            • T. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • R. Borucki Pitching:
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Hicks walked
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stanton walked, Hicks to second
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Hicks stole third, Strike looking, Foul, Andujar singled to left, Hicks scored, Stanton to third
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Foul, Gregorius singled to shallow right, Stanton scored, Andujar to third
            • G. Torres: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Torres reached on an infield single to pitcher, Gregorius to second
            • G. Bird: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bird homered to right, Andujar, Gregorius and Torres scored
            • K. Higashioka: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Higashioka flied out to center
            • S. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Robinson grounded out to second
            • Joe Biagini relieved Ryan Borucki
            • B. Gardner: Gardner flied out to left
            • End of the 1st (6 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)