The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 5-4 on Saturday evening. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. CC Sabathia started and pitched ok for the Yankees. Travis Hafner led the Yankees offense. Joba Chamberlain got the save.
Sabathia pitched eight innings giving up four runs on nine hits, three of the runs were earned. He walked none and struck out four and picked up win number four on the season. Chamberlain pitched an inning giving up two hits and striking out one and picking up his first save of the season.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Jayson Nix had a hit and Robinson Cano had two hits. Vernon Wells had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk, Kevin Youkilis drew a walk and Hafner had two hits and four RBI. Ichiro Suzuki had two hits, Eduardo Nunez had a hit and Chris Stewart had a hit. Cano hit a double, Hafner hit a triple and hit a homerun. The Yankees were 3-8 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Wells had a stolen base, Stewart committed an error and had a passed ball. Suzuki had an outfield assist.
J.A. Happ started for the Blue Jays and pitched six innings giving up eight hits and three runs with two walks and five strikeouts. Esmil Rogers took the loss his second of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning giving up two hits and two runs and Brett Cecil pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out one.
Rajai Davis had a hit and an RBI, Melky Cabrera had a hit and Jose Bautista had a hit and an RBI. Edward Encarnacion had a hit, Brett Lawrie had a hit and an RBI and Mark DeRosa had a hit. Maizur Izturis had three hits, Emilio Bonifacio had two hits and Bonifacio hit a double and Bautista and Lawrie each hit a homerun. The Blue Jays were 0-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
In the third Davis hit an RBI groundout to give the Jays a 1-0 lead. In the fourth Bautista hit a solo homerun to make it 2-0 and Lawrie flew out scoring a run on a missed catch error by Stewart. It was 3-0 Jays when Hafner hit a three run homerun in the bottom of the fourth. In the sixth Lawrie hit a solo homerun giving the Jays a 4-3 lead. In the seventh Wells hit an RBI single to tie the game at four and Hafner hit an RBI triple to make it 5-4 Yankees. The final score of the game was 5-4.
The Yankees have now won three straight games and improved their record to 14-9. The Blue Jays record dropped to 9-16. The two teams will play the final game of their four game series on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will be looking for the sweep.
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