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Betances, Montgomery make season debuts in Yanks' loss

Pitchers Dellin Betances and Jordan Montgomery made their season debuts for the Yankees after lengthy layoffs, and New York finished its longest road trip of the season with a 6-4 loss to Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

"Here's our trade deadline. We picked up a couple of great arms." -Aaron Judge on seeing Dellin Betances and Luis Severino back with the Yankees.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Aaron Boone joked with Dellin Betances "You're a command guy now!" Allowed him to only face two batters cause it's the first time he pitched after just one day of rest.

Judge goes oppo-boppo in the 1st (0:15)

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Dellin Betances with his first major league action since the 2018 ALDS. Threw 8 pitches (7 for strikes) and struck out two batters (fast ball at 93-95 mph). Before the game, he addressed whether he could be an effective pitcher with his fast ball sitting between 92-95 mph: "I think a lot of guys have, I don't see why I can't. Breaking ball is good, so I just got to be able to change speeds. Make sure you keep the hitters off balance. That's the name of the game whether you throw 100 or mid 90s or low 90s. Obviously I know arm strength, I am still not where I want to be. Still better than what it was earlier in the season. I am happy with where I am at right now."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

First action for Jordan Montgomery in 16 months after Tommy John surgery; said he expects to throw close to 60 pitches today. His last major league appearance was May 1, 2018.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Including Aaron Judge's 23rd HR of the year in the 1st inning, the Yankees have hit 32 HR in 14 games in September, the most in the majors (Minnesota has 15 HR in 13 games coming into today). They set an MLB record for a calendar month with 74 HR in August.

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CC Sabathia, who will retire at the end of the season, is honored on the field by Blue Jays' President Mark Shapiro, who was his GM in Cleveland from his debut in 2001 until his trade to Milwaukee in 2008.

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Yankees roster moves: –Reinstated LHP Jordan Montgomery (#47) from the 60-day IL. –Reinstated RHP Dellin Betances (#68) from the 60-day IL. –Designated RHP Ryan Dull for assignment. –Transferred RHP Jonathan Holder to the 60-day IL.

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"I'm still not where I want to be but I'm happy where I am right now." –Dellin Betances

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Yankees lineup vs Blue Jays — Last game of this road trip (6-3 so far)

Gardner cranks a pair of homers (0:47)

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Aaron Boone with an eye on the 27-27 USC-BYU game during his postgame presser...

Torres, Voit lift back-to-back homers (0:55)

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Including today, Yankees batters have hit 20 home runs in their last 6 games and 29 HR in their last 10. Have homered in 23 of their last 25 games, with multiple HRs in 14 of their last 18 games, and are on pace to hit 306 home runs this season.

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Aaron Boone on Dellin Betances, who is rejoining the team tonight and will be activated tomorrow: "(We'll) try and be smart about his workload and building him up properly. Getting him spots where he can be successful. I am not certain he'll pitch tomorrow. If he comes out feeling well, it will be his first time pitching after one days' rest. There may be a situation we want to throw him in. The biggest thing is to get him built up properly, in the last couple weeks of the season."

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

As she used to do when her son played in the majors, Doña Altagracia Alvino, Vladdy's grandma, continues to send food to opposing clubhouses. Today's menu in the Yankees' clubhouse was full of Dominican delicacies!

0:33

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VIDEO: Aaron Boone on Dellin Betances, who is rejoining the team after his last rehab start in the minors yesterday; will be activated tomorrow.

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Ottavino: "I'm just not as sharp as I need to be." In trying to explain why, he answered: "I don't know. I've been trying to make little adjustments all year. I'm not like a total disaster, but not as good as I'd like to be."

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs8861st
Batting Average.2703rd
On Base Percentage.3422nd
Slugging Percentage.4933rd
Earned Run Average4.3815th
Quality Starts51Tied-18th
WHIP1.3112th
BAA.24910th