Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Top stats to know: Blue Jays win on error
By ESPN Stats & Information
Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesThe New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays played one of the more exciting games of the night at Rogers Centre. Here are the top three stats to know about the game.
Jose Reyes scored the winning run after Yankees 3B Yangervis Solarte
Buehrle settles for no decision
Early in the game, it looked like Mark Buehrle would coast to his 11th win of the season, which would tie Masahiro Tanaka for most in the majors. Through five innings Buehrle gave up four hits and no runs, but things fell apart in seventh inning as the Yankees would eventually tie things up at 6-6.
The no decision leaves Buehrle's lifetime record against the Yankees at 1-11. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, his .083 win percentage against the Yankees is the second-worst by any pitcher all-time (minimum 15 starts). The only pitcher who had less luck against the Bronx Bombers was Red Ruffing (1-16).
The Captain goes yard
Derek Jeter homered for the second time this season to get the Yankees on the board in the sixth inning.
Jeter’s two home runs have come on nearly identical pitches. Both were on the inside part of the plate, both were against left-handers (Buehrle and Hector Santiago) and both were on cutters.
Both of Jeter's home runs have also come on the road. He hasn't hit a home run at Yankee Stadium since July 28, 2013, his only homer last season.
Blue Jays walk-off win via error
Toronto walked off in the ninth inning when Yangervis Solarte fielded Melky Cabrera’s sacrifice bunt and threw wildly, allowing Jose Reyes to score. It marked the second time this season the Blue Jays won a game on a walk-off due to the opposition committing an error after fielding a bunt.
The other occurrence came on May 28 when the Tampa Bay Rays Juan Carlos Oviedo fielded an Anthony Gose bunt and threw wildly, allowing Kevin Pillar to score.