TORONTO — Tim Mayza is the reply to the latest trivia query: Who gave up Aaron Decide’s record-tying 61st dwelling run?
The Blue Jays left-handed reliever served up the historic pitch within the seventh inning Wednesday night time at Rogers Centre, loading the rely earlier than throwing a 94.5 mph sinker down the center that Decide crushed into the Toronto bullpen.
The 2-run dwelling run, which tied Roger Maris’ American League and franchise single-season file, broke a tie rating and the Yankees went on to beat the Blue Jays 8-3.
Every little thing to find out about Aaron Decide and his chase for the house run file:
Mayza, a 30-year-old reliever, is in his fifth season within the huge leagues. He had given up six dwelling runs in 46 ¹/₃ innings this 12 months coming into Wednesday.
It was the fifth time that Mayza had confronted Decide in his profession and the primary time that the Yankees slugger had taken him deep. Decide, who was beforehand 1-for-3 off Mayza, was deliberately walked by him within the tenth inning Monday in a sport the Blue Jays went on to win.
Earlier than Decide received to Mayza for the extremely anticipated homer, he had gone 34 straight plate appearances with out a dwelling run — his second-longest streak of the season.
Decide’s 61st dwelling run landed within the Blue Jays bullpen, the place bullpen coach Matt Buschmann received his fingers on it first. Zack Britton finally walked over from the Yankees bullpen to retrieve the ball with a member of the Yankees’ safety workforce close by.