The Yankees blew a late lead and lose to the Blue Jays, 11-7, at Rogers Centre. >> Box score
Five takeaways from Wednesday's game
1) The Yanks have now lost three in a row, the first time they've had a streak this long since losing four straight from April 8 - 12. With the loss, the Yankees streak of nine straight series wins is now over.
2) The Yankees' bullpen couldn't hold a three-run lead and then allowed the Blue Jays to jump ahead by four with seven unanswered runs in the seventh and eighth innings. It was an uncharacteristic night for Zack Britton in particular, who allowed runs (three) for the first time in 13 straight appearances. He gave up a three-run homer to Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
3) James Paxton did not put forth a great effort either, allowing four runs on four hits (including a homer) in just 4 2/3 innings. Paxton, who did not factor in the decision, walked three batters and struck out four. Paxton now sports a 3.11 ERA in 46 1/3 innings.
4) Gary Sanchez continues to put the 2018 season behind him in emphatic fashion. Sanchez hit his 19th home run of the season, already more than he had all of last season. Sanchez added an RBI single, which gives the Yankees backstop 37 RBI on the season.
5) DJ LeMahieu has maintained a batting average above .300 for virtually the entire season, but of late he is drilling baseballs. LeMahieu has five extra base hits in his last six games, including a homer in this one. He had 14 extra base hits in his previous 48 games. LeMahieu drove in four of the Yankees runs.
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The Yankees finish their three-game set in Toronto Thursday at 7:07 p.m. LHP J.A. Happ is set to start opposite RHP Edwin Jackson.