TORONTO — The Yankees get a lot of attention for their prowess at the plate, and deservedly so. But through 12 innings on Wednesday, it was a pitching show led by Sonny Gray, with the Yankees defense playing a stout supporting role against the Blue Jays.
It looked like it was going to be a night to forget for Aaron Judge, who had returned to the lineup on Wednesday after a night off. Judge was hitless in his first four at-bats as Gray held things together while the sluggers struggled.
Finally, in the 13th inning, the Yankees’ bats jolted to life against reliever Joe Biagini. Judge delivered a two-run homer — his 17th of the season — to center field to break open a scoreless game, and Giancarlo Stanton followed with a solo shot over the left-field wall to give the Yankees a 3-0 cushion that they carried to a victory.
“I was thinking just to get on base for the guys behind me,” Judge said. “That was the biggest thing for me. The…