The Yankees beat the Blue Jays, 4-0, at Yankee Stadium. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Friday's game
1) Domingo German was excellent in his six innings of scoreless work, collecting seven strikeouts using a solid combination of his four pitches with the curveball being the star. German threw 33 curves, getting 13 swings and misses and six called strikes on that pitch alone. German's ERA dropped to 3.40 across with the effort.
2) Edwin Encarnacion has had a rough time getting acclimated to the Yanks, but maybe the second half will bring better results. In the Yankees four-run fifth inning, Encarnacion did the damage with a three-run double off the left field wall. Encarnacion also had a line drive single in the game.
3) Brett Gardner appeared to have some extremely fresh legs, racing to a double and a triple in his four at-bats. Gardner has 26 hits in his last 75 at-bats (.347) through today's game.
4) Gary Sanchez collected a hit in tonight's contest as he hopes to get back on track after a lengthy skid. Sanchez's slash line was .122/.204/.184 over his previous 54 plate appearances.
5) Chad Green finished this one off for the Yankees, working two innings of scoreless ball. Green struck out three batters as he continues to regain status as an integral member of the backend of the bullpen configuration.
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The Yankees opening series of their second half against the Blue Jays on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. in the Bronx. J.A. Happ will square off against Jays thrower Clayton Richard on the mound.