After five quiet innings, the Yankees offense exploded in the bottom of the sixth and some fireworks followed against the Blue Jays.
Toronto lefty Yusei Kikuchi took a no-hitter into the sixth with the Yankees trailing 3-0. DJ LeMahieu doubled and Aaron Judge followed with a single. After an Anthony Rizzo fly out ended Kikuchi’s night, Giancarlo Stanton homered off Yimi Garcia into the short porch in right field to tie the game.
Garcia then drilled Josh Donaldson with a 94-mph fastball. Donaldson walked to first and after a bit of a delay, the umpires met and following a brief discussion, tossed Garcia — enraging the right-hander and most of the Blue Jays’ dugout. As manager Charlie Montoyo tried to calm the situation, pitching coach Pete Walker was also tossed.
Garcia’s ejection was not preceded by a warning on a chilly night in The Bronx, which may have affected his grip on the ball.
Montoyo was ejected in the seventh inning after complaining the Yankees weren’t warned after Jonathan Loaisiga threw a pitch up and in to Bo Bichette.