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Blue Jays 6, Yankees 0. Stands for Hometown lead. With AP Photos. Brandon Morrow used variety, not velocity, to beat the New York Yankees.
Morrow and two relievers combined on a five-hitter, pitching the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-0 victory Thursday night that trimmed New York's lead in the tight AL East.
Morrow (9-7) scattered four hits over seven innings, walked three and struck out three to win for the first time in five starts. Even though his fastball was a few mph slower than normal, the right-hander kept the Yankees off balance by varying his pitch selection.
''We stayed with a good mix of everything all night, tried to keep them off balance and not fall into any patterns,'' Morrow said.
The assortment of off-speed pitches proved to be a problem for the Yankees, held scoreless for the sixth time this season.
''It didn't seem like he was really raring back tonight,'' New York's Nick Swisher said of Morrow. ''It felt like h...
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The New York Yankees had an opportunity to extend their AL East lead to two games last night at the Rogers Centre, but instead they didn’t just lose they got shutout by the Blue Jays 6-0.
Toronto Skydome (Rogers Centre), NY Yankees vs. Blue Jays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Now other than being embarrassed about not scoring a single run, the Yankees are practically handing the...
The New York Yankees ave yet to clinch a spot in the 2012 MLB Playoffs, although they are getting closer by the day. Whether they win the American League East by holding off the Baltimore Orioles or have to settle for the first of two wild card postseason berths, it is nearly inevitable that New York will once again be playing into the second week of October.
Omar Vizquel has apologized to his Toronto Blue Jays teammates for telling a local newspaper the ballclub wasn't doing enough to correct repeated mistakes by their players.
The 45-year-old Vizquel, who is retiring at the end of the season, also told the Toronto Sun on Thursday that the Blue Jays needed better communication between coaches and players.
He spoke to his teammates...
English: Alex Rodriguez (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you missed the New York Yankees beating of the Minnesota Twins yesterday afternoon, you obviously couldn’t have noticed the absence of Alex Rodriguez.
Yes, A-rod was AWOL from both the field and the DH spot yesterday afternoon. And Newsday confirmed that he is suffering from a ‘bruised’ left foot.
Truthfully, I didn’t really...
Last night Ivan Nova pitched himself out of the postseason rotation. That is, if there IS a postseason rotation. The division lead is now down to just 1 game with 6 left to play.It was Nova's second bad start in a row after the good start he had when he returned from the disabled list. After the game Nova was asked what he thinks he needs to do to fix things. His response...
New York Yankees first basemen Mark Teixeira tested his strained left calf with seven at bats in a simulated game at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. on Thursday.
Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira, who played one inning of defense, felt good afterward and will participate in another simulated game either Friday or Saturday.
A two-time All-Star, Teixeira first...
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Chad Jenkins had his glove knocked off his hand by a line drive from New York Yankees batter Curtis Granderson during Friday night's game at the Rogers Centre, but still made the out as he caught his own glove while the ball stayed in the pocket.
It happened in the top of the first inning as Granderson hit the 1-1 pitch straight back to Jenkins...
New York Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez had an embarrassing gaffe during Wednesday's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins when he forgot the number of outs during the fifth inning, blowing a double play opportunity as a result.
With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Twins had runners on first and second. Twins batter Pedro Florimon grounded to...
Russell Martin hit a three-run homer, Eric Chavez added a two-run shot and the New York Yankees maintained their one-game lead atop the AL East by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 on Friday night.
The victory let New York keep its slim lead over second-place Baltimore, which used six first-inning runs to beat Boston 9-1.
Nick Swisher had two hits and two RBIs for the Yankees...
It's unclear when Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira will be back, but it may not matter to the rolling New York Yankees.
The Yankees will try to capitalize on a key chance to pad their lead atop the AL East on Thursday night, when they open a four-game series against the last-place Toronto Blue Jays.
New York (90-65) is 12-4 without Teixeira after he suffered a strained left...
Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar was met with boos during his first home game back from a suspension due to an anti-gay slur on his eye black.
When the lineups were announced, Escobar was met with a few boos, but many more fans booed during Escobar's first at-bat in the first inning.
The Jays suspended Escobar for three games after he wrote a slur on his eye-black...
C.C. Sabathia struck out 10 batters over eight innings for New York to help the Yankees stretch their AL East lead to two games over Baltimore by beating the Minnesota Twins 8-2 on Wednesday.
The Orioles hosted Toronto later Wednesday. The Yankees visit the Blue Jays for four games starting Thursday. Baltimore, after an off day, plays Boston at home this weekend.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Despite the New York Yankees' position in the heart of a dramatic playoff race, they provided little in the way of drama on a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Battling Baltimore for the AL East crown, the Yankees blasted past the Minnesota Twins 8-2, assuring that they'll head to a four-game series in Toronto with, at worst, a 1 1/2-game lead on the Orioles. ...