Blue Jays 8, Yankees 1: Yankees’ Hopes for an Early Clinching Go Down in a Hail of Homers

With one out in the third inning, Frazier was on second base after a double. Jacoby Ellsbury lined a ball into right field, and Bautista made one of three fine plays in the game — a leaping grab of the ball over his head. As Frazier scrambled back to the bag, Bautista threw the ball back in to Goins, the second baseman.


Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka walking off the mound after giving up an unearned run in the first inning.

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Goins pretended to casually throw back to Estrada, but actually placed the ball in his glove as Frazier stood on the base, looking toward the outfield.

When Frazier stepped of the base by just inches, Goins tagged him for the final out. Frazier blamed his lack of concentration for the play.

“I thought the ball was thrown in, and it was one of those things,” he said. “Nothing you can do about it afterward.”

Castro also took the blame for his mistake — failing to catch Frazier’s throw in the first inning with a runner coming into second base. Castro said he had rushed to turn the double play, and missed…

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