After being defeated 11-5 the day before, the New York Yankees took revenge on the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night in Buffalo.
This time the Bronx Bombardiers won by a score of 12-1.
Aaron Hicks was the most productive hitter for the winners. The outfielder allowed three of his teammates to tread the plate and circled the trails twice.
Contrary to their custom, the Yankees haven't hit a home run.
Pitcher Gerrit Cole (7-3) was also instrumental in the win. The right-hander worked for seven innings. He gave one run and five safe shots. The 30-year-old also spent seven opponents in the mitt. Relievers Zach Britton and Adam Ottavino then continued their starter's momentum.
The loss was added to the Tanner Roark record (2-3). In four and a third innings, the 33-year-old gunner allowed six runs and seven hits.
The Jays' only point was scored under a Cavan Biggio home run. It was the sixth time this season that he sent the ball out of bounds.
The two teams will meet again Wednesday evening for the third duel of this series of four meetings.
A section title for the Braves
In Atlanta, the Braves defeated the Miami Marlins 11-1 to ensure they finished atop the National League Eastern section.
This is the third consecutive year that the Georgia team has finished at the top of its section.
Visibly motivated, the new champions stretched their arms five times against Florida training.
Marcel Ozuna (twice), Ozzie Albies, Dansby Swanson and Freddie Freeman were the authors of his circuits. In addition to his two long balls, Ozuna also produced two other runs thanks to a double.
The victory was obtained by Bryse Wilson (1-0), while the setback was conceded by Jose Urena (0-3).
The Braves aren't the only team that confirmed their spot in the playoffs on Tuesday. The Indians also secured their ticket with a Jose Ramirez three-run homer in the 10th inning that secured a 5-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox in Cleveland.
Although they lost 3-2 to the Pirates in Pittsburgh, the Chicago Cubs will also be in the postseason tournament by virtue of the Reds loss. The latter were beaten 3-2 by the Milwaukee Brewers in Cincinnati.