Six takeaways from Wednesday's game
1. Gerrit Cole got off to a hot start by not allowing any hits, striking out five Blue Jays and walking just one over 5.0 innings.
A leadoff double down the right field line by Jonathan Villar on a first pitch changeup broke up the no-hitter in the top of the sixth inning. After a Danny Jansen line out allowed Villar to tag up to third base, Cavan Biggio drew a walk from Cole. Villar then scored after a wild pitch to make it a 7-1 game.
Cole finished the game after 7.0 innings and 95 pitches, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out eight. He improves to 6-3 on the season.
2. 2B DJ LeMahieu got the Yankees out to a 1-0 lead right away, hitting his fifth leadoff home run on the season (most in MLB) and his eighth homer overall.
LeMahieu launched his second home run of the game, a two-run shot in the fourth inning to give the Yanks a 6-0 lead.
3. SS Tyler Wade singled to start the bottom of the third inning, and then scored after C Kyle Higashioka hit his second home run of the season to extend the Yanks lead to 3-0.
Higashioka would go on to hit his second home run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, making it a 8-1 game.
4. LF Clint Frazier hit his seventh homer of the year in the fourth, giving the Yankees a 4-0 lead. Frazier finished the night 2-for-3 from the plate with two walks.
5. It's rare there are still "firsts" in Yankees team history, but tonight marked the first time that the Yankees have hit six home runs in back-to-back games.
6. Higashioka had arguably the best game of his career, hitting his third home run of the night -- and the team's seventh overall -- in the seventh inning to make it a 13-1 game.