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Springer, Guerrero Lead Jays to 9-2 Rout of Slumping Yanks

Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. watches his three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. watches his three-run home run against the New York Yankees during the second inning of a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

New York (AP) -- George Springer went 5-for-5, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run second inning off Frankie Montas, and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the slumping New York Yankees 9-2 on Thursday night.

Jose Berríos (9-5) bounced back from a pair of rough outings to pitch 6 2/3 effective innings. The right-hander allowed two runs on six hits, struck out nine and walked one.