Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The New York Yankees ten game win streak ends against the Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays ends

The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees on Monday night. The final score was 5-2 and the game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Phil Hughes started and wasn’t great but he also wasn’t helped by his defense. Brett Gardner led the offense with a couple of hits.

Hughes pitched 4 2/3 innings giving up seven hits and five runs with three of them being earned. Hughes walked three and struck out three and took his 13th loss of the season. David Huff pitched 3 1/3 innings giving up a walk and striking out five.

Gardner had two hits, Derek Jeter drew a walk and Robinson Cano had an RBI. Alfonso Soriano had a hit, Curtis Granderson had a hit and Alex Rodriguez had a hit and an RBI. Lyle Overbay drew a walk, Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and Austin Romine had a hit and drew a walk. Rodriguez hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base. Soriano and Granderson each had a stolen base and Suzuki committed an error.

R.A. Dickey started for the Jays and pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up six hits and two runs with one of them being earned. He walked three and struck out six and won his 10th game of the season. Aaron Loup pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out three, Sergio Santos struck out the only batter that he faced and Casey Janssen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout. Janssen earned his 24th save of the season.

Jose Reyes had a hit and drew a walk, Ryan Goins had two hits and Edward Encarnacion had a hit and two RBI. Adam Lind had a hit and an RBI, Brett Lawrie had a hit and drew a walk and Moises Sierra had an RBI and drew a walk. Kevin Pillar had a hit and an RBI, Anthony Gose drew a walk and Reyes and Lind each hit a double. The Jays were 4-8 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Gose had a stolen base, Sierra committed an error and Thole had a passed ball.

In the first Cano had an RBI groundout giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead. Pillar hit an RBI single in the second to tie the game at one. In the third Encarnacion hit an RBI single to give the Jays a 2-1 lead. Rodriguez hit a solo homerun in the fifth to tie the game at two. In the bottom of the fifth the Jays won the game. Encarnacion hit a sacrifice fly and Suzuki made an error to allow the inning to become a big one. Lind hit an RBI double and Sierra hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 5-2 Jays lead and that was the final score.

The Yankees record fell to 69-62 and the Jays record improved to 59-73. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Tuesday night.

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