Sabathia stumbles in his DL return; Blue Jays top Yanks 4-1

NEW YORK (AP) When CC Sabathia took the mound at the Los Angeles Angels on June 13, the New York Yankees were 38-23 and led the AL East by four games.

Sabathia limped off after four innings that night with a strained left hamstring and didn't return until Tuesday, when he was chased during a four-run third inning. Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single that helped Toronto to a 4-1 win, stopping the Blue Jays' five-game losing streak and sending New York to its 15th loss in 21 games.

''It's been tough, just injury after injury,'' Sabathia said. ''It's just a tough time for us right now, but we've got to battle through it. Everybody goes through this stuff. It's a long season.''

Aaron Judge dented a metal casement above a door behind the left-center field wall with his major league-leading 28th home run, a drive that would have traveled 456 feet had it landed unimpeded, according to MLB's Statcast. The liner rose only 59 feet above the field and was the fourth-hardest-hit homer of the season at 118.4 mph. Judge has the hardest at 121.1 mph and all of the top four.

That was the only run off J.A. Happ (3-5), who allowed four hits in six innings.

''He was tremendous today,'' Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said. ''He battled, got some strikeouts, really gave us what we needed.''

A 20-game winner last year, Happ has won three of his last four decisions after losing his first four. He walked two and struck out six , including Judge on a foul tip with two on to end the fifth.

''That was a big out with the way Judge has been swinging the bat and how he's seeing the ball,'' Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin said. ''He got to 3-2 and Happ just kind of threw a little extra cheese on that one.''

Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth to convert his 19th consecutive save chance and 20th overall this season, completing a four-hitter and the Blue Jays' third win in 12 games.

New York had been 10-3 in starts by Sabathia, who was 5-0 with a 0.99 ERA in six outings before getting hurt. He lacked control in his return, throwing just 35 of 63 pitches for strikes, and allowed three hits and three walks in 2 2/3 innings.

''I was just a little too hyped up,'' Sabathia said. ''Overthrowing a little bit.''

Sabathia retired his first eight batters before walking Darwin Barney, who took second on a wild pitch and scored on Jose Bautista's single. Martin singled, consecutive walks to Josh Donaldson and Justin Smoak on full-count sliders forced in a run, and Morales' single finished Sabathia.

While Sabathia (7-3), Aroldis Chapman, Jacoby Ellsbury and Adam Warren have returned from the disabled list, Matt Holliday, Aaron Hicks, Starlin Castro and Greg Bird are still sidelined.

''We started off hot. Everyone was healthy. We were firing all cylinders. Then a couple people went down,'' Judge said. ''You've got to keep battling, keep fighting, and everyone is going to get healthy here sooner or later and we'll be back to where we need to be.''

NEXT YEAR

The Yankees open the 2018 season at Toronto on March 29 and start at home April 2 against Tampa Bay, according to a details of the draft preliminary schedule obtained by The Associated Press. Games could be shifted because of national television.

CARTER CUT

Yankees first baseman Chris Carter was designated for assignment for the second time this season after going 0 for 2 and dropping a throw from shortstop Didi Gregorius, giving Bautista an infield hit in the seventh. The Yankees said they will bring up Ji-Man Choi from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes/Barre on Wednesday.

RECORD WATCH

Judge needs one home run to tie Joe DiMaggio's Yankees rookie record, set in 1936. Judge struck out in his other three at-bats.

IN THE PEN

Luis Cessa, relegated to the bullpen with Sabathia's return, pitched 4 2/3 innings of five-hit relief.

SLUMPING

Donaldson went 0 for 3 with a walk and two strikeouts, extending his slide to 1 for 26.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Blue Jays: C Luke Maile was placed on the 10-day DL with right knee inflammation. ... RHP Aaron Sanchez (blister) is likely to be activated from the DL after two minor league rehab starts and start at home against Houston on Friday. He has not pitched for the Blue Jays since May 19.

Yankees: Castro may miss the All-Star Game because of his strained right hamstring. Castro went on the disabled list June 27, and manager Joe Girardi said Castro won't start running hard until Thursday.

UP NEXT

RHP Michael Pineda (8-4) is slated to start Wednesday's series finale for the Yankees and RHP Marco Estrada (4-6) for the Blue Jays. Pineda beat Houston last weekend to end a streak of three straight losses. Estrada is 0-4 in six starts since defeating Texas on May 27.

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  • W: J. Happ (3-5)L: C. Sabathia (7-3)S: R. Osuna (20)
  • HR: NYY - A. Judge (28)
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J. Smoak 1B30010100.299.367.586.9532.0
K. Morales DH40120000.257.307.459.7673.0
T. Tulowitzki SS40200002.237.292.367.6592.0
S. Pearce LF30000011.254.306.443.749-0.5
E. Carrera LF10000011.287.355.393.749-0.5
K. Pillar CF40100010.252.303.407.7090.5
D. Barney 2B21000100.237.280.303.5822.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Gardner LF30000111.257.335.462.7970.5
    A. Judge DH41111032.329.447.6891.1354.5
    G. Sanchez C30100100.294.382.528.9102.0
    D. Gregorius SS40000032.302.331.477.807-1.5
    C. Headley 3B40100021.255.347.373.7190.0
    J. Ellsbury CF40000022.263.332.389.721-1.0
    C. Carter 1B20000100.201.284.370.6531.0
    a- T. Wade PH10000000.118.250.176.4260.0
    R. Torreyes 2B30100001.283.311.371.6821.0
    C. Frazier RF30000002.154.214.462.6760.0
    • a-grounded out for Carter in the 9th
    BATTING
    • SH - D. Barney (2)
    • RBI - J. Bautista (38), J. Smoak (53), K. Morales 2 (46)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Bautista (8), J. Smoak (19), K. Morales 2 (20)
    BATTING
    • HR - A. Judge (28)
    • RBI - A. Judge (63)
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - R. Martin (2)
    FIELDING
    • DP - R. Torreyes, G. Sanchez
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Happ (W, 3-5)6.04112613.471.1624.0
    D. Leone (H, 1)0.20001002.971.14-1.0
    J. Beliveau (H, 1)0.10000104.091.180.5
    R. Tepera (H, 7)1.00000203.351.074.0
    R. Osuna (S, 20)1.00000202.180.7311.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Happ (W, 3-5)6.0
    D. Leone (H, 1)0.2
    J. Beliveau (H, 1)0.1
    R. Tepera (H, 7)1.0
    R. Osuna (S, 20)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (L, 7-3)2.23443103.811.28-8.5
    A. Warren0.10000002.200.800.0
    L. Cessa4.25000304.571.348.5
    C. Shreve0.10000102.861.180.5
    T. Clippard1.01000104.411.262.5
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (L, 7-3)2.2
    A. Warren0.1
    L. Cessa4.2
    C. Shreve0.1
    T. Clippard1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Happ (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 115-74, D. Leone 14-6, J. Beliveau 8-5, R. Tepera 14-9, R. Osuna 12-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-6, R. Osuna 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, D. Leone 3, J. Beliveau, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 3
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Sabathia (2), C. Shreve (3)
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 63-35, A. Warren 6-3, L. Cessa 65-40, C. Shreve 7-5, T. Clippard 11-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 2-5, A. Warren 1-0, L. Cessa 2-8, T. Clippard 1-1
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 14, A. Warren, L. Cessa 18, C. Shreve, T. Clippard 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Bautista RF51310001.239.347.413.7605.0
    R. Martin C51200012.217.368.367.7341.5
    J. Donaldson 3B31000123.238.350.457.8071.0
    J. Smoak 1B30010100.299.367.586.9532.0
    K. Morales DH40120000.257.307.459.7673.0
    T. Tulowitzki SS40200002.237.292.367.6592.0
    S. Pearce LF30000011.254.306.443.749-0.5
    E. Carrera LF10000011.287.355.393.749-0.5
    K. Pillar CF40100010.252.303.407.7090.5
    D. Barney 2B21000100.237.280.303.5822.0
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF30000111.257.335.462.7970.5
      A. Judge DH41111032.329.447.6891.1354.5
      G. Sanchez C30100100.294.382.528.9102.0
      D. Gregorius SS40000032.302.331.477.807-1.5
      C. Headley 3B40100021.255.347.373.7190.0
      J. Ellsbury CF40000022.263.332.389.721-1.0
      C. Carter 1B20000100.201.284.370.6531.0
      a- T. Wade PH10000000.118.250.176.4260.0
      R. Torreyes 2B30100001.283.311.371.6821.0
      C. Frazier RF30000002.154.214.462.6760.0
      Total31141131111-----
      • a-grounded out for Carter in the 9th
      BATTING
      • SH - D. Barney (2)
      • RBI - J. Bautista (38), J. Smoak (53), K. Morales 2 (46)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Bautista (8), J. Smoak (19), K. Morales 2 (20)
      BATTING
      • HR - A. Judge (28)
      • RBI - A. Judge (63)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - R. Martin (2)
      FIELDING
      • DP - R. Torreyes, G. Sanchez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (W, 3-5)6.04112613.471.1624.0
      D. Leone (H, 1)0.20001002.971.14-1.0
      J. Beliveau (H, 1)0.10000104.091.180.5
      R. Tepera (H, 7)1.00000203.351.074.0
      R. Osuna (S, 20)1.00000202.180.7311.0
      Total9.04113111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (W, 3-5)6.0
      D. Leone (H, 1)0.2
      J. Beliveau (H, 1)0.1
      R. Tepera (H, 7)1.0
      R. Osuna (S, 20)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (L, 7-3)2.23443103.811.28-8.5
      A. Warren0.10000002.200.800.0
      L. Cessa4.25000304.571.348.5
      C. Shreve0.10000102.861.180.5
      T. Clippard1.01000104.411.262.5
      Total9.0944360---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (L, 7-3)2.2
      A. Warren0.1
      L. Cessa4.2
      C. Shreve0.1
      T. Clippard1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Happ (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 115-74, D. Leone 14-6, J. Beliveau 8-5, R. Tepera 14-9, R. Osuna 12-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 6-6, R. Osuna 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 24, D. Leone 3, J. Beliveau, R. Tepera 3, R. Osuna 3
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Sabathia (2), C. Shreve (3)
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 63-35, A. Warren 6-3, L. Cessa 65-40, C. Shreve 7-5, T. Clippard 11-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 2-5, A. Warren 1-0, L. Cessa 2-8, T. Clippard 1-1
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 14, A. Warren, L. Cessa 18, C. Shreve, T. Clippard 4
      • 4TH INNING
        Judge homered to center41
      • 3RD INNING
        Morales singled to left, Martin and Donaldson scored, Smoak to third40
        Smoak walked, Bautista scored, Martin to third, Donaldson to second20
        Bautista singled to right, Barney scored10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Tyler Clippard relieved Chasen Shreve
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Ball, Pillar singled to shallow center
        • D. Barney: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Barney hit sacrifice bunt to first, Pillar to second
        • J. Bautista: Bautista flied out to center
        • R. Martin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Martin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Roberto Osuna relieved Ryan Tepera
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ellsbury struck out swinging
        • Tyler Wade hit for Chris Carter
        • T. Wade: Foul, Wade grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep left
        • K. Morales: Ball, Foul, Morales lined out to center
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Strike swinging, Tulowitzki singled to right center
        • Chasen Shreve relieved Luis Cessa
        • E. Carrera: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Tulowitzki to second on wild pitch, Foul, Strike swinging, Carrera struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Ryan Tepera relieved Jeff Beliveau
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Judge struck out on foul tip
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Sanchez fouled out to third
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • K. Pillar: Ball, Strike looking, Pillar fouled out to first
        • D. Barney: Barney lined out to right
        • J. Bautista: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bautista reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Martin singled to left center, Bautista to third
        • J. Donaldson: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Ezequiel Carrera in left
        • Dominic Leone relieved J.A. Happ
        • C. Carter: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Carter walked
        • R. Torreyes: Foul, Ball, Ball, Torreyes lined out to right
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Frazier popped out to shortstop
        • Jeff Beliveau relieved Dominic Leone
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner struck out looking
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep center
        • K. Morales: Ball, Ball, Morales flied out to center
        • T. Tulowitzki: Strike looking, Ball, Tulowitzki singled to right
        • S. Pearce: Pearce reached on fielder's choice to third, Tulowitzki out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Gregorius struck out looking
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
        • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ellsbury struck out swinging
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • L. Cessa Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bautista singled to shallow center
        • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Martin reached on fielder's choice to third, Bautista out at second
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Martin caught stealing, catcher to second
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • C. Carter: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Carter grounded out to third
        • R. Torreyes: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Torreyes reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Ball, Frazier lined out to right
        • B. Gardner: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gardner walked, Torreyes to second
        • A. Judge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Judge struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Luis Cessa relieved Adam Warren
        • S. Pearce: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Pearce struck out on foul tip
        • K. Pillar: Foul, Pillar lined out to left
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Barney popped out to second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • A. Judge: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Judge homered to center
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Sanchez grounded out to pitcher
        • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gregorius popped out to third
        • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Headley singled to right
        • J. Ellsbury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Headley to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ellsbury grounded out to first
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • S. Pearce: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Pearce flied out to deep left
        • K. Pillar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pillar struck out swinging
        • D. Barney: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Barney walked
        • J. Bautista: Ball, Ball, Barney to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bautista singled to right, Barney scored
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin singled to left, Bautista to second
        • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Donaldson walked, Bautista to third, Martin to second
        • J. Smoak: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Smoak walked, Bautista scored, Martin to third, Donaldson to second
        • K. Morales: Ball, Morales singled to left, Martin and Donaldson scored, Smoak to third
        • Adam Warren relieved CC Sabathia
        • T. Tulowitzki: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Tulowitzki grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • R. Torreyes: Ball, Torreyes flied out to right
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Frazier flied out to right
        • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to first
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • J. Smoak: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Smoak flied out to deep right
        • K. Morales: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Morales grounded out to second
        • T. Tulowitzki: Tulowitzki grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • C. Headley: Strike looking, Headley popped out to second
        • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ellsbury grounded out to second
        • C. Carter: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Carter flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • J. Bautista: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bautista lined out to center
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Martin lined out to center
        • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Happ Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Gardner grounded out to second
        • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Sanchez reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • D. Gregorius: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gregorius struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)