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Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1: Never count out Gerrit Cole

Although it took Gerrit Cole a little while to get into a rhythm on Monday night against the Blue Jays, he found it in the middle of the second and didn’t lose it. Back by a pair of homers from his catcher, Kyle Higashioka, Cole recovered nicely and led the Yankees to a 3-1 victory in Dunedin (Toronto’s current home-away-from-home).

It was a bit of an inauspicious beginning for Cole, who may just been getting used to a mound that is not his favorite. After a perfect first inning from Robbie Ray, Cole got into a jam in the home half when Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr.