Gerrit Cole dominates, his catcher Kyle Higashioka strokes two homers for win over Jays

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Gerrit Cole was clearly not comfortable Monday night. He stomped around the front of the mound at TD Bank Ballpark, toeing and tamping down the dirt several times through the first two innings, before walking to the back of the mound and scraping the bottom of his cleats on the rubber spikes there. But it wasn’t the fussing that settled him in, but Kyle Higashioka. After giving up a run and fighting to find his slider in the first two innings, the Yankees’ ace retired 15 straight batters. Higashioka gave him three runs on two homers as the Bombers beat the Blue Jays 3-1. The Ya…

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