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...