Todd Frazier nabbed on wrong end of hidden-ball trick

While the Yankees try to work their magic number down to zero, the Blue Jays used a little sleight of hand themselves to get in the way.

Todd Frazier was tagged out to end the top of the third inning Friday night after Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins pretended to throw the ball back to the pitcher and caught Frazier wandering.

Frazier led off the inning with a double and remained there after a Clint Frazier pop out to short. Jacoby Ellsbury then flew out to right fielder Jose Bautista.

Bautista threw back in to Goins, who faked a throw to pitcher Marco Estrada then hid the ball in his glove. Todd Frazier, who was shuffling around the base after the play, briefly came off the bag, and Goins tagged him.

Frazier protested to no avail and the inning was over.

For good measure, Goins added a grand slam in the sixth inning to chase Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.


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