“You definitely worked on me,” Chapman said through an interpreter. “It was great to get in, grind it and win.”
Cole (8-3) held the Blue Jays to four hits. He met four and went one.
Marcus Semien and Cavan Biggio are based in Toronto, where they have lost three games in a row and lost five out of seven. Ross Stripling (2-4) limited the Yankees to three hits and two walks in six and three innings and set a record high for the season with nine strikeouts.
In the ninth inning, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. led the singles, followed by Teoscar Hernandez in the double-to-light field. After defeating Randal Grichuk, Chapman deployed cambackers and began throwing Guerrero, whom Sanchez was about to retreat to third base. After a 70-second video review, the call was approved.
Chapman then jumped to Lourdes Gurriel Jr. to end the game.
“For me, he’s the closest to the game,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “Especially when you fight against an attack that combines really good strokes, you have to expand the playing field. If it’s the best you do, you’re confident there. “
Plate referee CB Buckner hit the mask on Chapman’s first throw on Gurriel. The ball, dominated by Buckner, was fouled by Gurriel. Buckner staggered, however, because he was hit and did not signal a foul. Hernandez almost went home before he was stopped.
Repetitions indicated that Gurriel may not be in contact with the pitch. Toronto coach Charlie Montoyo insisted on the review. The referee was called in, claimed it was a foul ball and told Montoyo that the game could not be reviewed.
Boone smiled and mentioned the procedure in March when asked if his heart was beating on the 9th. “I wear a pacemaker, so I stabilize the pacemaker.”