Aaron Judge hit two two-run homers to help the New York Yankees defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 on Wednesday.
A two-run single by Giancarlo Stanton in the fifth inning also helped the Yankees (81-77) win a third straight game.
Gerrit Cole (15-4) put the finishing touches on a season that could earn him the Cy Young Award in the American League with a complete-game shutout. He gave up two hits and no walks in his last start of the season.
“I think it represents his season well,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said of Cole’s exit. [Il] absolutely put an exclamation point on the Cy-Young Trophy with this performance. »
The Blue Jays currently hold the second spot among drafted teams in the American League. The Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners are the only two teams in a position to catch them.
“They know where we are,” Blue Jays manager John Schneider said of his players. You take things one day at a time, really.
” They know that. I don’t think there’s any reason to tell them again. »
Jose Berrios (11-12) struck out 10 batters, but allowed four runs, five hits and three free passes in six innings.
Relievers Trevor Richards, Genesis Cabrera and Jay Jackson succeeded him on the mound, while the Blue Jays (87-71) lost another opportunity to approach a playoff spot.
“We always want [participer aux éliminatoires], launched Berrios. We want it to happen. [Le match de] Tonight is already behind us, so we’re going to go home, get some rest, and arrive ready for tomorrow’s game. »
Berrios walked DJ LeMahieu in the fourth. He was the first Yankees hitter to hit the field. Judge immediately took advantage, sending Berrios’ first pitch out of bounds to produce the first two points of the game.
The Yankees added more in the fifth.
Berrios struck out two batters, but in between he gave up a single to Ben Rortvedt. He then issued an intentional walk to Judge and a free pass to Gleyber Torres. Stanton followed with a single to push Rortvedt and Judge to the plate.
Judge continued to rage in the seventh, sending his second homer to the second balcony of the Rogers Center. It was his seventh game of the season with at least two long balls.
Chris Bassitt (15-8) will start the third and final game of this series for the Jays. He should face Luke Weaver (3-5).