Toronto Blue Jays lose starter Thomas Hatch to injury against Yankees

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DUNEDIN, Fla. — Toronto starter Thomas Hatch exited a pre-season game with right elbow/forearm discomfort and the Blue Jays lost 1-0 to the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

The right-hander was pulled in the third inning. He gave up two hits, walked two and struck out three in two innings of work.

Bo Bichette broke the Yankees' no-hit bid with a single in the sixth. Toronto had four hits on the afternoon.

Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery gave up no hits in five innings.

The Yankees scored their lone run on a Gleyber Torres groundout in the fifth.

The Blue Jays (9-7-1) are off Thursday and face the Detroit Tigers on Friday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 17, 2021.

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