Morales hits single, lifting Jays

CC Sabathia was chased from the disabled list through a four-run third inning in his return, with Kendrys Morales hitting a two-run single that helped the Toronto Blue Jays stop a losing streak and beat the New York Yankees Tuesday.

Aaron Judge dented a steel casement with his leading home run over a doorway behind the area wallhad it landed unimpeded, according to the Statcast of MLB. The lining rose only 59 feet above the field and was the fourth-hardest-hit homer of the season in 118.4 mph. Judge has the toughest at 121.1 mph and each the top four.

This was the only run off J.A. Happ (3-5), who allowed four hits in six innings. After losing his first four years, A 20-game winner this past year, Happ has won three of his last four decisions.

Roberto Osuna pitched a perfect ninth to convert his consecutive save 20th and opportunity this season, completing a four-hitter as well as the Blue Jays’ win in 12 games.

New York has dropped 15 of 21 a slide that started Sabathia got hurt, following a beginning. The Yankees are 0-5-1 in their last six series.

Judge, who wants one home run to tie Joe DiMaggio rookie record struck from his 3 at-bats, stranding a set of runners in the sixth.

New York was 10-3 in starts by Sabathia, who was 5-0 with a 0.99 ERA in six outings before straining his left hamstring on June 13. He allowed three hits, four runs and three walks in 2 2/3 innings, and lacked control throwing only 35 of 63 pitches for strikes.

Sabathia retired his first eight batters before walking Darwin Barney, who scored on Jose Bautista and took second on a wild pitch. Russell Martin singled, consecutive walks to Justin Smoak and Josh Donaldson on counts forced in a run, and Morales ‘single Sabathia that is finished.

Luis Cessa, relegated to the bullpen with the return of Sabathia, followed with 4 2/3 innings of relief.


Donaldson went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and a walk, extending his slide for 26 to 1.

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