Gleyber Torres drove in all of New York’s runs, hitting a three-run homer off José Berríos in the fourth inning and then hitting a two-run single in the sixth, helping the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday. from Toronto.
It was New York’s 15th victory in its last 17 games.
An All-Star in his first two seasons then disappointing in 2020 and 2021, Torres restored a two-run lead with his single off Trevor Richards. The Venezuelan has hit four home runs in his last 11 games. He is batting .222 with five homers and 18 RBIs.
New York won its seventh straight series to go 22-8, best in the majors. It’s the franchise’s best start through 30 games since 2003. The Yankees are 13-0 when scoring five or more runs.
Toronto suffered its fourth consecutive setback — its worst losing streak of the year — and has lost seven of nine.
Jameson Taillon (3-1) allowed Toronto’s first three runners to reach base, but he settled on the mound and ended up scattering two runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Berríos gave up five runs and five hits in 5 1/3 innings to raise his ERA to 5.82.
For the Blue Jays, the Dominicans Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 4-1; Teoscar Hernández 4-1, one scored; Santiago Espinal 4-1, one scored; and Ramiel Tapia 3-1. Mexican Alejandro Kirk 4-2.
For the Yankees, the Venezuelan Torres 4-2, one scored and five RBIs; and Marwin Gonzalez 3-1.