Blue Jays bullpen comes up big in second straight win over Yankees

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He was expendable to the Blue Jays, who have seen youngsters Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio come up from the minors this season to grab a stranglehold on their middle infield spots.

"It took a little longer than I would have liked", Adam said. Free agent-to-be Jose Iglesias has been dealing with a biceps injury, which has left shortstop of late to the struggling Jose Peraza, and the light-hitting Iglesias' offensive numbers have largely cratered since a decent start over the season's first couple months.

The Toronto Blue Jays put an end to the hot streak of the New York Yankees on Friday night. Woodman has not played in the major leagues yet and Diaz has played 40 games for Houston hitting.276/.314/.504 with seven home runs and 28 RBIs.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Blue Jays took a 6-1 lead on Jansen's 10th homer of the season after first baseman DJ LeMahieu lost a routine pop foul in the twilight. Fully extended, Urshela dived toward the line to make the play and end the inning.

Thornton was flawless for four innings. Toronto centre fielder Teoscar Hernandez misread a fly ball from Gio Urshela that dropped in front of Hernandez for a double. Urshela scored on Brett Gardner's ground-rule double to right field.

"Any time you're able to get a guy out, get a double play when you need it, it's going to feel great", Chapman said through an interpreter.

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The Yankees have hit multiple home runs in nine straight games, extending their season-best streak. Six Yankees pitchers combined to walk eight and strike out 14. RHP Luis Severino (right rotator cuff) felt good after throwing off the mound Friday, the first time he'd done so since March. C Gary Sanchez (strained left groin) is expected to be activated off the injured list Saturday.

Giles made three more appearances - July 20, 23 and 27 - before visiting with specialist Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas on July 30, undergoing an exam which revealed no structural damage, but receiving a cortisone shot that settled the inflammation.

- Rehabbing ace Luis Severino and reliever Dellin Betances are scheduled to throw bullpens on Monday. "He's a fierce competitor, but he's staying really composed and worrying about the next pitch".

Galvis, 29, was having a solid season for Toronto, amassing 1.6 bWAR in 115 games while playing plus defense at shortstop, with 37 innings at second base.

Yankees: New York optioned INF Breyvic Valera to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and selected selected right-hander Brady Lail and left-hander Joe Mantiply from Triple-A. OF Giancarlo Stanton (right knee) continues to hit off the tee and throw, but has yet to ramp up his activity. RHP Jonathan Holder (right shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to August 7.