Gio Urshela extended his hitting streak but the Yankees fell to the Blue Jays 4-1 >> Box Score
Here's six things to know from Thursday's game
1. Jordan Montgomery started for the Yankees and had a rougher outing than he would've hoped for. He lasted 5.1 innings and 88 pitches, allowing three earned runs on six hits. But his eight strikeouts still remained a highlight during a day that the Yankees offense stayed quiet.
2. Gio Urshela doubled in the top of the second inning for the first Yankees hit of the day. He extended his hitting streak to 13 games, which is the longest by a Yankee this season.
3. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. homered in the second and Bo Bichette drove in a run in the third to give the Blue Jays an early 2-0 lead. Then later in the sixth, Toronto added another two runs off Adam Ottavino to stretch the lead to 4-0 with the Yankees offense struggling.
4. Clint Frazier was hitless in last 13 at-bats until hitting a leadoff single in the seventh inning — interestingly enough, it was the first time all season we've seen Frazier come to the plate without a mask on.
5. The Yankees finally put a run on the board in the eighth, with Urshela hitting an RBI single to bring in Aaron Hicks from third. The bases eventually loaded up with Fraizer on first, Urshela on second and Gleyber Torres at third. But with two outs already on the scoreboard, Gary Sanchez's fly out to center ended New York's best chance at closing the gap.
6. The Blue Jays would eventually come out with the 4-1 win, clinching a playoff berth and keeping themselves in striking distance of stealing the No. 2 spot in the AL East from the Yankees.
The Yankees begin their final series of the season against the Marlins on Friday night at 7:05 p.m., with J.A. Happ and Sandy Alcantara on the mound.