Posted July 17, 2012 on AP on Fox
CC Sabathia carried a shutout into the seventh inning during his sparkling return from the disabled list and the steamrolling New York Yankees got an early three-run homer from Andruw Jones in a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. Sidelined since June 24 because of a groin strain, Sabathia (10-3) silenced a Toronto lineup minus All-Star slugger Jose Bautista, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. The good news for Bautista and the Blue Jays is that the wrist injury he sustained Monday isn't as severe as initially feared, so he hopes to be back before long. The first-place Yankees hardly missed a beat without Sabathia, going 12-6 while their ace was out and extending their AL East lead to a season-high nine games heading into Tuesday. He went on the DL the same day fellow left-hander Andy Pettitte broke his ankle, but New York just kept rolling right along. Jayson Nix had three hits in a rare start at third base and Derek Jeter dumped ...
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