In a Wednesday matinee thriller, the Yankees completed their sweep of the Blue Jays with a walk-off win, 8-7. >> Box score
Six takeaways from Wednesday's game...
1) The Yankees had to battle back this entire game, and it was Gleyber Torres coming through with the walk-off single to capture the win. Torres went 3-for-5 with two runs scored as well.
2) James Paxton struggled finding the strike zone in this one. In the first inning, he allowed three runs to score thanks to a Lourdes Gurriel Jr. three-run homer that came after back-to-back walks. The Yankees would eventually bail him out when they tied the game at five later in the game, but Paxton let up another homer to Gurriel in the top of the fifth to relinquish the lead once again. Overall, he allowed six earned on eight hits while striking out three and walking four over 4.1 innings.
3) DJ LeMahieu can't be stopped, as his two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth tied the game at five. And as he rounded the bases, Luke Voit bowed while Gary Sanchez simply shook his head at how LeMahieu just continues to hit in the clutch. He went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored with a walk as well.
4) Didi Gregorius found his hitting stroke, extending the Yankees' consecutive homer streak to 29 games with a solo blast to put them on the board. He went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run.
5) Aaron Judge is starting to heat up as well. After a multi-hit game yesterday, he went 3-for-5 with a clutch two-RBI single. He had a run scored, too.
6) After Paxton left, the Yankees' bullpen was stellar. David Hale, Adam Ottavino, and Stephen Tarpley allowed only one hit a piece while Zack Britton closed things out in the ninth to leave the Blue Jays' bats stymied.
The Yankees will travel across the pond to play the inaugural London series with the rival Red Sox on Saturday at 1:10 p.m. It will be Masahiro Tanaka going against Rick Porcello in the first of two games.