Gardner tossed, streak ends at 9 as Yankees lose 8-2 to Jays

TORONTO (AP) Brett Gardner was at a loss for words to describe his latest ejection.

That was ironic, considering Gardner insisted he hadn't opened his mouth before getting tossed.

Gardner lost his cool and the New York Yankees lost their nine-game winning streak, beaten by the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Friday night.

''Just super frustrating,'' Gardner said. ''Just when you think you've seen it all. I don't even know what to say.''

Teoscar Hernandez homered twice, Danny Jansen hit a three-run blast and Randal Grichuk added a two-run shot. Toronto connected three times off homer-prone lefty J.A. Happ (9-7).

Blue Jays rookie Bo Bichette went hitless for the first time in his 12-game career, ending a major league record streak that saw him hit at least one double in nine consecutive games. Instead of contributing with his bat, the 21-year-old shortstop bailed the Blue Jays out with his glove, making a run-saving catch on Didi Gregorius' bases-loaded liner to end the fifth.

Bichette walked and scored in the first, grounded out in the third and fourth and struck out in the seventh. His average dropped from .408 to .385.

Gardner was ejected and had to be restrained from going after home plate umpire Chris Segal in the fourth inning.

Segal called Cameron Maybin out on a third strike that appeared to miss low but was lifted into the strike zone by catcher Danny Jansen. Yankees manager Aaron Boone, bench coach Josh Bard and Gardner protested from the dugout before Segal ejected Gardner following another low strike during Mike Tauchman's at-bat.

''He just wanted to assume or wanted to take a guess, and he was wrong,'' Gardner said of Segal. ''Then he lied to me about it which was a huge problem, and that's what made me a little upset.''

At first, Boone came out alone to talk to Segal, who is normally a Triple-A umpire. Initially calm when he left the dugout, Gardner soon lost his temper when he learned he'd been ejected and had to be restrained by Boone, Tauchman and crew chief Dan Iassogna. Gardner had doubled and struck out earlier in the game.

''Gardy is as competitive and as fiery as they come,'' Boone said. ''If you're going to get kicked out of a game you want it to be justified and warranted, so I understand how fired up he was, and I found out how strong he was trying to hold him back.''

Television replays appeared to show that Maybin, who was seated next to Gardner on the bench, made the comment that led to the ejection.

''I didn't even open my mouth, which is unusual for me,'' Gardner joked.

Iassogna told a pool reporter: ''It will be put on our report and we will put in what happened on the field, and we will watch the tape.''

Last month at Yankee Stadium, Gardner became upset with the strike zone in a game against Tampa Bay and used the bat to repeatedly pound the bat rack and the underside of the dugout roof. Boone took off on a profane rant against the umpire after Gardner was called out on strikes.

Gardner admitted banging his bat on the dugout roof again Friday.

''The last time I checked, that wasn't against the rules,'' he said.

Aaron Judge, who was not in the starting lineup, came on to play right field in the bottom of the inning for the AL East leaders. Maybin moved from right to left with Tauchman going from left to center.

Hernandez hit a solo homer in the second and added a two-run drive off Tommy Kahnle in the eighth for the sixth multihomer game of his career. The homers were his 16th and 17th.

Happ (9-7) allowed six runs and four hits in five innings. He has given up a career-worst 29 home runs this season, tying him with Houston's Justin Verlander and Seattle's Yusei Kikuchi for most in the majors.

''Right now it seems like if it can go wrong, it will,'' Happ said. ''It's frustrating.''

Tauchman and Mike Ford hit solo home runs for the Yankees, who have two or more homers in a season-high eight straight games.

Blue Jays right-hander Sean Reid-Foley (2-2) allowed one run and five hits in five innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: INF Gleyber Torres (core injury) could return over the weekend, Boone said. Torres, who has missed three straight games, hit in the cage and ran on the treadmill beforehand. ''Today was a good day,'' Boone said. ''He ramped it up pretty good on the treadmill as far as sprints and stuff and came out of it really good.'' ... C Gary Sanchez (strained left groin) is expected to be activated off the injured list Saturday. ... RHP Luis Severino (right rotator cuff) felt good after throwing off the mound Friday, the first time he'd done so since March. Boone said he was pleased with what he saw in Severino's 23-pitch session.

Blue Jays: OF Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (strained left quadriceps muscle) is expected to go on the injured list Saturday, manager Charlie Montoyo said. Gurriel Jr. left Thursday's game in the ninth inning after running out an infield hit. ... LHP Ryan Borucki (elbow) will miss the remainder of the season after surgery Thursday to remove a bone spur. Borucki made just two appearances for the Blue Jays in 2019.

BASHING BIRDS

The Blue Jays have homered in 14 straight games, matching a big league record by hitting 38 in that span. Four other teams have hit that many, including the Twins earlier this season. Baltimore (1987), the Yankees (2005), and Atlanta (2006) are the others.

ROTATION RE-JIG

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday, giving New York more space between a bullpen day Saturday and one in Monday's doubleheader against Baltimore.

DOLLAR DEAL

New York acquired LHP Joe Mantiply from Cincinnati for cash. Mantiply was assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He is not on the 40-man roster.

UP NEXT

Yankees: RHP Chad Green (2-3, 4.93) will open Saturday, his 10th start of the season.

Blue Jays: RHP Jacob Waguespack (3-1, 4.00) faces the Yankees for the first time. Waguespack is 2-0 in his past two starts, allowing one run over 12 innings.

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NYY76-40
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TOR48-71
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  • W: S. Reid-Foley (2-2)L: J. Happ (9-7)
  • HR: NYY - M. Tauchman (12), M. Ford (3), TOR - R. Grichuk (20), T. Hernandez 2 (17), D. Jansen (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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D. LeMahieu 1B40200000.340.387.536.9233.0
B. Gardner CF20100011.257.335.487.8221.5
A. Judge RF20000022.271.398.475.873-1.0
G. Urshela 3B30000112.320.365.562.9270.5
D. Gregorius SS40100003.268.297.448.7451.0
C. Maybin RF-LF40000042.327.402.541.943-2.0
M. Tauchman LF-CF41211000.301.375.581.9567.0
A. Romine C40000001.265.290.426.7160.0
M. Ford DH41111000.189.328.396.7246.0
B. Valera 2B20000110.192.300.308.6080.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Bichette SS31000110.385.439.7881.2271.5
    C. Biggio 2B30000121.208.340.382.7220.0
    V. Guerrero 3B30000112.271.343.452.7950.5
    R. Grichuk RF41121002.238.293.433.7267.0
    F. Galvis DH41100010.271.303.451.7552.5
    T. Hernandez CF32232100.224.295.442.73814.0
    B. Drury 1B41100021.229.272.410.6822.0
    D. Fisher LF21000101.211.291.394.6862.0
    D. Jansen C31131000.206.275.363.6388.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (26), B. Gardner (17)
      • HR - M. Tauchman (12), M. Ford (3)
      • RBI - M. Tauchman (41), M. Ford (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Tauchman (17)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Urshela, D. Gregorius 3 (3), C. Maybin 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - F. Galvis (24), B. Drury (16)
      • HR - R. Grichuk (20), T. Hernandez 2 (17), D. Jansen (10)
      • RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (52), T. Hernandez 3 (43), D. Jansen 3 (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (25), T. Hernandez 2 (18), D. Jansen 3 (10)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, D. Fisher
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Urshela-Valera-LeMahieu)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Bichette-Biggio-Drury)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Happ (L, 9-7)5.04663435.481.35-1.0
      N. Cortes2.00001204.181.316.0
      T. Kahnle1.02221113.040.99-1.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Happ (L, 9-7)5.0
      N. Cortes2.0
      T. Kahnle1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Reid-Foley (W, 2-2)5.05112512.361.5016.5
      T. Mayza1.11110214.151.252.0
      J. Shafer1.00000101.901.483.5
      B. Boshers0.20000109.642.140.5
      D. Law1.01000005.101.542.0
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Reid-Foley (W, 2-2)5.0
      T. Mayza1.1
      J. Shafer1.0
      B. Boshers0.2
      D. Law1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Happ (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 99-58, N. Cortes 36-20, T. Kahnle 22-13
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 8-3, T. Kahnle 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Happ 22, N. Cortes 7, T. Kahnle 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Reid-Foley 95-64, T. Mayza 19-12, J. Shafer 18-10, B. Boshers 9-5, D. Law 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Reid-Foley 4-6, T. Mayza 1-1, J. Shafer 1-1, B. Boshers 1-0, D. Law 1-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Reid-Foley 22, T. Mayza 5, J. Shafer 3, B. Boshers 2, D. Law 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      NYY76-40
      000100100270
      TOR48-71
      21030002X860
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      D. LeMahieu 1B40200000.340.387.536.9233.0
      B. Gardner CF20100011.257.335.487.8221.5
      A. Judge RF20000022.271.398.475.873-1.0
      G. Urshela 3B30000112.320.365.562.9270.5
      D. Gregorius SS40100003.268.297.448.7451.0
      C. Maybin RF-LF40000042.327.402.541.943-2.0
      M. Tauchman LF-CF41211000.301.375.581.9567.0
      A. Romine C40000001.265.290.426.7160.0
      M. Ford DH41111000.189.328.396.7246.0
      B. Valera 2B20000110.192.300.308.6080.5
      Total3327222911-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        B. Bichette SS31000110.385.439.7881.2271.5
        C. Biggio 2B30000121.208.340.382.7220.0
        V. Guerrero 3B30000112.271.343.452.7950.5
        R. Grichuk RF41121002.238.293.433.7267.0
        F. Galvis DH41100010.271.303.451.7552.5
        T. Hernandez CF32232100.224.295.442.73814.0
        B. Drury 1B41100021.229.272.410.6822.0
        D. Fisher LF21000101.211.291.394.6862.0
        D. Jansen C31131000.206.275.363.6388.0
        Total298684577-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. LeMahieu (26), B. Gardner (17)
          • HR - M. Tauchman (12), M. Ford (3)
          • RBI - M. Tauchman (41), M. Ford (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Tauchman (17)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - G. Urshela, D. Gregorius 3 (3), C. Maybin 2 (2)
          BATTING
          • 2B - F. Galvis (24), B. Drury (16)
          • HR - R. Grichuk (20), T. Hernandez 2 (17), D. Jansen (10)
          • RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (52), T. Hernandez 3 (43), D. Jansen 3 (38)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Grichuk 2 (25), T. Hernandez 2 (18), D. Jansen 3 (10)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grichuk, D. Fisher
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Urshela-Valera-LeMahieu)
          FIELDING
          • DP - (Bichette-Biggio-Drury)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Happ (L, 9-7)5.04663435.481.35-1.0
          N. Cortes2.00001204.181.316.0
          T. Kahnle1.02221113.040.99-1.5
          Total8.0688574---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Happ (L, 9-7)5.0
          N. Cortes2.0
          T. Kahnle1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Reid-Foley (W, 2-2)5.05112512.361.5016.5
          T. Mayza1.11110214.151.252.0
          J. Shafer1.00000101.901.483.5
          B. Boshers0.20000109.642.140.5
          D. Law1.01000005.101.542.0
          Total9.0722292---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Reid-Foley (W, 2-2)5.0
          T. Mayza1.1
          J. Shafer1.0
          B. Boshers0.2
          D. Law1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - J. Happ (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Happ 99-58, N. Cortes 36-20, T. Kahnle 22-13
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Happ 8-3, T. Kahnle 1-0
          • Batters Faced - J. Happ 22, N. Cortes 7, T. Kahnle 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Reid-Foley 95-64, T. Mayza 19-12, J. Shafer 18-10, B. Boshers 9-5, D. Law 9-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Reid-Foley 4-6, T. Mayza 1-1, J. Shafer 1-1, B. Boshers 1-0, D. Law 1-1
          • Batters Faced - S. Reid-Foley 22, T. Mayza 5, J. Shafer 3, B. Boshers 2, D. Law 3
          • 8TH INNING
            Hernandez homered to center, Galvis scored28
          • 7TH INNING
            Ford homered to center26
          • 4TH INNING
            Jansen homered to center, Drury and Fisher scored16
            Tauchman homered to right13
          • 2ND INNING
            Hernandez homered to center03
          • 1ST INNING
            Grichuk homered to left center, Bichette scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • Derek Law relieved Buddy Boshers
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman singled to left
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Romine grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Tauchman out at second
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ford flied out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Shafer Pitching:
            • G. Urshela: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Urshela fouled out to third
            • Buddy Boshers relieved Justin Shafer
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Gregorius grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tommy Kahnle relieved Nestor Cortes
            • V. Guerrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Guerrero walked
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grichuk grounded into double play third to second to first, Guerrero out at second
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Galvis doubled to shallow left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez homered to center, Galvis scored
            • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Drury struck out looking
            • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • T. Mayza Pitching:
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ford homered to center
            • B. Valera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valera struck out swinging
            • Justin Shafer relieved Tim Mayza
            • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Judge struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • N. Cortes Pitching:
            • D. Jansen: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Jansen fouled out to third
            • B. Bichette: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bichette struck out swinging
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Biggio struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Tim Mayza relieved Sean Reid-Foley
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Tauchman grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Romine lined out to right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Nestor Cortes relieved J.A. Happ
            • F. Galvis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Galvis lined out to left
            • T. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
            • B. Drury: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Drury flied out to deep right
            • D. Fisher: Foul, Ball, Ball, Fisher flied out to left
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
            • M. Ford: Ball, Ford flied out to deep right
            • B. Valera: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Valera walked
            • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu doubled to deep right center, Valera to third
            • A. Judge: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela walked
            • D. Gregorius: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gregorius lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Biggio struck out looking
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Guerrero flied out to deep center
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Grichuk grounded out to second
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gregorius lined out to right
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Maybin struck out looking
            • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Tauchman homered to right
            • A. Romine: Strike swinging, Foul, Romine grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Aaron Judge in right field
            • F. Galvis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Galvis struck out swinging
            • T. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Drury: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Drury doubled to deep left
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Ball, Ball, Drury to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Fisher walked
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Jansen homered to center, Drury and Fisher scored
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bichette grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 4th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
            • B. Valera: Ball, Strike looking, Valera flied out to deep center
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Ball, LeMahieu flied out to deep center
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Gardner doubled to shallow left
            • G. Urshela: Strike swinging, Ball, Urshela grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bichette grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Biggio walked
            • V. Guerrero: Guerrero grounded out to second, Biggio to second
            • R. Grichuk: Ball, Strike looking, Grichuk grounded out to third
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
            • M. Tauchman: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Tauchman flied out to deep center
            • A. Romine: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Romine grounded out to third
            • M. Ford: Strike looking, Foul, Ford grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • T. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Hernandez homered to center
            • B. Drury: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Drury struck out swinging
            • D. Fisher: Ball, Fisher grounded out to second
            • D. Jansen: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jansen grounded out to third
            • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Reid-Foley Pitching:
            • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu singled to center
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • G. Urshela: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Urshela struck out swinging
            • D. Gregorius: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gregorius singled to center, LeMahieu to third
            • C. Maybin: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Happ Pitching:
            • B. Bichette: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bichette walked
            • C. Biggio: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Biggio lined out to left
            • V. Guerrero: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Guerrero struck out swinging
            • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Grichuk homered to left center, Bichette scored
            • F. Galvis: Foul, Galvis flied out to right
            • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)