Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka has been pushed back from Saturday to Sunday, giving NY more space between a bullpen day Saturday and one in Monday's doubleheader against Baltimore.
The Yankees have hit multiple home runs in nine straight games, extending their season-best streak.
TORONTO-Masahiro Tanaka turned in a masterful performance but still left Aroldis Chapman with some work to do.
Guerrero fouled off seven pitches before grounding out.
The pitch came in at 99.6 miles an hour. Guerrero got ahead of one of those sliders on the sixth pitch and hit a shot off the facing of the fifth deck, 20 feet to the left of the left-field foul pole.
NY loaded the bases with one out in the sixth but Urshela grounded into a 3-2-3 double play. I doubt even Urshela thought things could go this well for him.
Despite not being on the posted lineup to start the game, Guerrero Jr. did end up making an appearance on Sunday when the drama was at its highest.
Justin Smoak reached on DJ LeMahieu's fielding error in the second but the Blue Jays didn't have another baserunner until Smoak singled through the shift to begin the eighth. Yankees manager Aaron Boone, bench coach Josh Bard and Gardner protested from the dugout before Segal ejected Gardner following another low strike during Mike Tauchman's at-bat. "In a very well-played, 1-0 game you've got a young, rising, great-looking hitter against the game's dominant closer. It was a great match to watch those two go at it".
The ball was hit so hard that Vlad had to settle for a single. On June 26, 2011, Chapman, while with the Reds, struck out Junior's dad, Vladimir Guerrero, then with the Orioles, amidst the actual Hall of Famer's final season.
"Everybody did their job", Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo said. "That was pretty cool".
There has been a lot of debate about the Toronto Blue Jays bleak outlook when it comes to their pitching rotation but you can't ignore some of the results being shown by Trent Thornton.
To take his spot on the roster, the Blue Jays recalled Brock Stewart from the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons.
"This past a week-and-a-half it's been a fun atmosphere in the locker room, and hopefully we can keep it going the rest of the year", said Biggio after Toronto split its four-game series against the Yankees.
The only run of the game arrived in the fifth inning.
Jason Adam (1-0) worked 1 1/3 innings for his first major league win and Derek Law got four outs for his third save in three opportunities. Urshela's hit dropped in front of a sliding Teoscar Hernandez, who initially broke back.
Toronto will send right-hander Neil Ramirez to the hill at the Rogers Centre for the series opener on Monday.
The Reds have claimed shortstop Freddy Galvis off waivers from the Blue Jays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.
Under new Major League Baseball rules this season, with no August 31 trade deadline for players who clear waivers, the Jays weren't able to pull Galvis back and attempt to get something more from the Reds in return.