The Yankees beat to the Blue Jays, 6-2, at Rogers Centre. >> Box score
Four takeaways from Thursday's game
1) J.A. Happ has been incredibly and disappointingly inconsistent this season, but he stepped up as the stopper for the Yankees Thursday helping to end a three-game losing. Happ went seven innings (102 pitches, 69 strikes), allowing just one run on four hits to pick up his sixth win of the season. Happ now owns a 4.48 ERA.
2) DJ LeMahieu continues to lead the Yankees' offense, notching three more hits to raise his batting average to .323. LeMahieu ripped two doubles and a single and is now hitting .491 with runners in scoring position. LeMahieu now leads the Yanks with 40 RBIs.
3) Aaron Hicks appears to be finding the power stroke, homering in his second straight start. The home run, a three-run shot, was Hicks' third of the season and he now has 14 RBI on the season. Hicks also singled in the ninth inning, helping to raise his average to .238.
4) Gio Urshela hit his fourth home run of the season and while the hits have not been coming as often as they had at one point this season, the Yanks' third baseman maintains a .323 batting average on the season.
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Before heading home for the Subway Series, the Yanks head to Cleveland for a three-game set starting Friday. RHP Domingo Germán and RHP Zach Plesac are the probable starters.