NEW YORK -- The Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees again to take both games of the team's doubleheader. Ivan Nova started and pitched horribly, which dug a hole the Yankees couldn't climb out of in a 10-7 loss to the Blue Jays.
The first pitch of the day was thrown at 1:09 p.m ET. The last pitch was thrown at 10:21.
After losing the first three games of this series, the Yankees now trail the first place Blue Jays by four-and-a-half games.
Rain delay: The game was delayed by rain for 33 minutes in the sixth inning. By the time it resumed, the crowd, which was announced at 46,278, only had about 278 left.
Ivan the Terrible: Nova was awful. After the Yankees' disappointing loss in the first game, they needed a strong performance from their starter. They did not get it.
Nova lasted just 1 2/3 innings and allowed six runs (all earned) on seven hits. He gave up a long home run to No. 9 batter Cliff Pennington. It was just a terrible performance.
Stroman: Toronto's Marcus Stroman threw five innings and allowed three runs in his return to the majors. Stroman tore his ACL during spring training. He held the Yankees' hitless for the first four innings, then was taken out following the rain delay.
Gardy goes yardy again: Brett Gardner got the Yankees back in it a little by hitting a three-run homer in the fifth. In the eighth, Gardner hit another three-run homer for his third of the day. He had seven RBIs in the two games.
Capper: The Jays scored four in the seventh. Chris Capuano, who had pitched two scoreless innings before the delay, allowed the runs. It might have been nothing if Dustin Ackley, starting at first, could have cleanly handled Ben Revere's grounder for the final out. But Ackley struggle with the grounder, and by the time he recovered, Revere's speed beat Capuano to the bag. Capuano ran through the bag. Justin Smoak, who was on third, scored easily, and Ezequiel Carrera sprinted around from second. Branden Pinder, Josh Donaldson and Jose Bautista had back-to-back RBI singles, and the game was essentially over.