Blue Jays feeling good at home; take series opener from Yankees

Toronto starts its final homestand of regular season with a win

Coming home to Buffalo was just what the doctor ordered for the Toronto Blue Jays.

After a disastrous week, which saw them lose six out of seven games, the return home to Sahlen Field ignited the Blue Jays' offense to a 11-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night.

Toronto did most of their damage in the third and fourth inning, where they scored nine runs, overcoming a 1-0 deficit and took the lead for good.

In the third, the Blue Jays got four hits from Bo Bichette, Teoscar Hernandez, Randall Grichuk and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. that brought in five runs to give the Blue Jays a 5-1 lead after three innings.

In the fourth, the same cast of characters led the way again. Bichette, Hernandez, and Guerrero Jr. all picked up RBI's and Toronto blew the game wide-open, leading 9-1 after four innings. Guerrero's hit was his second double of the game. He finished with a triple and two doubles on the night and three RBI.

Randal Grichuk hit a solo home run in the sixth, his first home run in 23 games.

It was a memorable moment in the bottom of the seventh for Blue Jays young catcher Alejandro Kirk. He hit his first ever Major League home run to right field. That capped a great night for Kirk, who went 4-for-4.

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The Blue Jays have scored the most runs at home in the American League, at nearly six runs per-game.

Toronto has won three of the four meetings in Buffalo this year against the Yankees.

With the win, Toronto improves their overall home record to 13-7 at Sahlen Field this season.

The same two teams will meet again on Tuesday night in Game 2 of their four-game series. First pitch at Sahlen Field is scheduled for 6:37 p.m.