The new york yankees are headed towards the postseason, and on Saturday they added another win to their impressive total. This time around, greg bird was the unsung hero for New York as they topped the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1. Bird powered the team to the win with three RBIs while pitcher Sonny Gray held the Blue Jays to just one run. Here's the latest Yankees vs. Blue Jays game recap including top performers, game stats, a standings update, and what's next for the two teams.

MLB game recap

In today's win, the New York Yankees tallied seven hits and five runs. While they were down 1-0 for four innings, they had a big third inning where first baseman Greg Bird smacked out a 399-foot two-run home run to give them the 3-1 lead.

The Yankees added another pair of runs in the eighth and ninth innings thanks to a 407-foot home run from Todd Frazier and then a single from Castro to score Gary Sanchez. By then it was a 5-1 game, and the Yankees controlled the remainder of the contest through their pitching.

For the Toronto Blue Jays, just one run was scored for the home team. That came in the bottom of the third inning when Teoscar Hernandez hit a 458-foot home run to give his team the early lead. Justin Smoak finished the game going 2-for-3 with no RBIs or runs, while catcher Raffy Lopez also recorded a hit. However, the Jays were held to just four hits and one run all game giving the Yankees this one on the road.

Picking up today's win for the Yankees' pitching staff was Sonny Gray (10-11). He struck out four batters over six innings and allowed Toronto four hits with just one run scored.

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Joe Biagini received the loss to go to 3-12 for his season. Biogeny pitched five innings and struck out three batters but gave up a lead to the NY Yankees in the fifth.

Standings and what's next

The New York Yankees improved their overall record to 86-68 and their away record to 40-40. As of Saturday, they've clinched a playoff berth whether it's a Wild Card spot for the AL or the division win for the AL East. On Sunday, they'll be back to Toronto for a 1:10 p.m. Eastern Time game with Jamie Garcia making a start.

With today's loss, the Toronto Blue Jays dropped to 72-83 overall and 41-39 at home. The team is currently sitting at dead last in the American League East and is 18.5 games behind the division leaders. They're also 8.5 games out of the second Wild Card spot in the AL. Next up, Toronto sends Marcus Stroman to the mound for their afternoon game on Sunday against the Yankees.