# Blue Jays' memorable late-season trips to the Bronx

/**By Bob Elliott**

It used to be a big deal on the schedule:

Late in the season ... when the American League East was decided.

“Tor at NYY.”

And it’s been a while since it was.

This weekend marks the first time since August of 1993 that the Blue Jays visited the Bronx to play the New York Yankees something was actually on the line.

There were a couple of years when a sweep would have put the Jays within striking distance of a wild-card berth ... but this weekend ... this August weekend in New York is like old times with Tom Henke closing, Robbie Alomar diving and Joe Carter going deep.

This weekend the Jays went into New York challenging for the American League East lead and all the buzz that that implies.

**Past non-waiver trade deadline trips to the Bronx that meant something1985, Sept. 12-16**

Thursday, Yankees 7, Jays 5, Toronto leads by 1.5 games

WP Ron Guidry, LP Gary Lavelle, S Brian Fisher.

Yankees score six with 2 out in 7th when Tony Fernandez goes to throw to second and no one is home.

Friday, Jays 3, Yankees 2, Toronto leads by 2.5

WP Lavelle, LP Phil Niekro. S Tom Henke.

Al Oliver triples, singles, knocks in three

Saturday, Jays 7, Yankees 4, Toronto leads by 3.5

WP Jimmy Key, LP Rich Bordi.

Irish saloon singer Mary O’Dowd mangles melody and words to “O, Canada”

Sunday, Jays 8, Yankees 5, Toronto leads by 4.5

WP Doyle Alexander, LP Ed Whitson.

Jesse Barfield hits two-run double in six-run third

**1987 Sept. 17-20**

Thursday Yankees 6, Jays 5, Toronto trails Detroit by 1/2 a game

WP Dave Righetti, LP, Henke.

Dan Pasqua hits walk-off single.

Friday Jays 6, Yankees 3 Jays, 1/2 game back.

WP Jim Clancy, LP Neil Allen S David Wells

Willie Upshaw homers, Ernie Whitt has three hits

Saturday Yankees 4, Jays 2 1.5 back

WP Bill Gullickson, LP Mike Flanagan, S Righetti

Rickey Henderson homers for Yanks, Jays manage 3 hits

Sunday, Jays 6, Yankees 2 .5 back

WP Wells, LP Leiter

After being knocked down by Leiter, Bell homers deep to left where ambulances park, Nelson Liriano and Upshaw also homer

**1990, Aug. 20-22**

Monday, Yankees 6, Jays 5, 11 innings, 1 game back.

WP Cadaret, LP Acker

Alvaro Espinoza hits walk-off single

Tuesday, Yankees 3, Jays 2 1 game back

WP Cary LP John Candelaria, S Lee Guetterman

Steve Balboni homers

Wednesday, Yankees 4, Jays 2 2 games back

WP Andy Hawkins, LP John Cerutti, S Righetti

Roberto Kelly hit two-run homer off Cerutti

**1991, Aug. 29-Sept. 1**

Thursday, Jays 6, Yankees 2, up 2.5

WP Wells, LP Jeff Johnson

Devon White hits homer

Friday, Yankees 9, Jays 2, up 2.5

WP Scott Sanderson, LP Todd Stottlemyre

Matt Nokes hits two homers, Mel Hall one

Saturday, Jays 5, Yankees 0 up 3.5

WP Jimmy Key, LP Greg Caderet, S Duane Ward

Key, Mike Timlin and Ward combine on 3 hitter, Robbie Alomar triples

Sunday, Yankees 4, Jays 2 up 2.5

WP Guetterman, LP Bob MacDonald

Kevin Maas hits two-run double in eighth

**1992, Sept. 25-27 **

Friday, Jays 3, Yankees 1, up 3.5

WP David Cone, LP Melido Perez, S Henke

Pat Borders doubled in two runs

Saturday, Yankees 2, Jays 1, up 2.5

WP Bob Wickman, LP Juan Guzman, S Steve Farr

Danny Tartabull’s 2-run homer is the difference

Sunday, Jays 12, Yankees 2, up 2.5

WP Jack Morris LP Sanderson

Morris pitches four innings and comes back after a rain delay and pitches two more scoreless for 20th win

**1993, Aug 2-5**

Monday, Jays 4, Yankees 0, up 2

WP Todd Stottlemyre, LP Abbott, S Danny Cox

Joe Carter, White homer, Stottlemyre 8 scoreless

Tuesday, Jays 8, Yankees 6, up 3

WP Pat Hentgen, LP Bobby Munoz, S Leiter

White, Paul Molitor and Fernandez drive in runs in 4-run 8th

Wednesday, Yankees 6, Jays 2 up 2

WP Scott Kamieniecki, LP Dave Stewart

Mike Gallego has 3 hits, including solo homer

Thursday, Yankees 5, Jays 4 up 1

WP Key, LP Leiter

Don Mattingly, Paul O’Neill homer

**2015 Aug. 7-9**

Friday, Jays 2, Yankees 1 (10 innings) 3.5 back

WP Brett Cecil, LP Branden Pinder, S Roberto Osuna

Jose Bautista homers in 10th

Saturday, Jays 6, Yankees 0 2.5 back

WP David Price, LP Ivan Nova

Justin Smoak hits grand slam

Sunday, Jays 2, Yankees 0 1.5 back

WP Marco Estrada, LP Masahiro Tanaka

Josh Donaldson and Bautista each hit solo homers

Warm up the bus