The Blue Jays’ Danny Jansen delivered a grand slam to cap a 10-run inning against the Yankees.
Ask the Toronto Blue Jays what’s the best way to overturn a four-run deficit and they’ll have a pretty good answer for you: a 10-run inning.
On Monday night, the Blue Jays did just that against the New York Yankees with a flurry of hits, including a grand slam from Danny Jansen.
They opened the sixth inning trailing 2-2. They exited it leading 12-6.
The Blue Jays overcame an early deficit to the Yankees, who completely fell apart in the sixth inning.
The sixth inning began with the Yankees in control. An error from Luke Voit, who scored the opening run of the game on a first-inning home run, set in motion a completely disastrous sequence for New York.
When Rowdy Tellez chopped a hit towards first base, Voit had it dribble away from him, an error that scored Santiago Espinal.
A pitching change away from Chad Green for the Yankees didn’t make things any better. Adam Ottavino faced Vlad Guerrero Jr., who sent another drive down the first base line. Voit was caught out again. Cavan Biggio and Randal Grichuk scored after the ball trickled by the first baseman.
Guerrero Jr. stole second before Lourdes Gurriel Jr. batted in Tellez to tie the game at 6-6. Then Gurriel Jr. stole second and Travis Shaw singled to the right to drive home Guerrero and Gurriel.
Ottavino might have thought it couldn’t get worse. It could.
For those keeping count at home, the Blue Jays led 8-6 with just one out. A walk loaded the bases as Jansen came to the plate.
On a 3-1 count, Jansen smashed Ottavino’s 92 mph fastball 417 yards to score an additional four runs. It was only his fourth home run of the season, but his second in four days.
The Yankees pulled Ottavino at that point, letting Luis Cessa come in to stop the bleeding with two quick outs.