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One big inning propels Jays to 5-2 win

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Coming off two big wins to start the series, the Jays were in tough Saturday afternoon with a pitching matchup of one of baseball’s best starters in Gerrit Cole against their fifth start Mitch White. Add to that fielding something of a "B" lineup with both George Springer and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. out, and while it would be a bit much to say they were punting this, it did seem like they were conceding the uphill odds. And yet when the dust settled, the Jays had their fourth straight win. White turned in a serviceable job in holding the Yankees to one run over 4 innings, turning over the order twice. He was in trouble almost the whole time, giving up a fair share of hard contact and seven hits, with multiple batters reaching in every inning save the 3rd. But buckled down and made some big pitches when it really mattered, including 5 strikoeuts. And it really helped didn’t compound the damage by issuing any free passes.