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TORONTO -- If the New York Yankees were feeling any pressure with a miniscule lead atop the AL East Division, they certainly weren't showing it. Yankees catcher Russell Martin led the way with his 20th homer of the season, a three-run shot in the sixth, and scored twice as New York (91-66) took care of the Toronto Blue Jays 11-4 before a crowd of 25,785 at Rogers Centre on Friday. Designated hitter Eric Chavez also hit a two-run homer in the ninth. Adam Lind salvaged a little pride for the Blue Jays (69-88) in the seventh with a two-run homer to left off Yankees reliever David Phelps. The Yankees maintain their one-game advantage over the Baltimore Orioles in the race for top spot in the division with the win. The Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Friday. Toronto starter Chad Jenkins (0-3) gave up three runs on four hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss while Hiroki Kuroda (15-11) gave up two runs and 10 hits in five and a third to get the win. ...
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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...
Phil Hughes (Photo credit: alexabboud)
New York Yankees loss + Baltimore Orioles win = AL East first-place tie.
Yesterdays, 3-2, loss vs. the Blue Jays was the same old song of stranding runners on base and not doing anything to different to change things.
The power hitting Yankees need to get back to hitting homers ASAP, as there are only four games left in the regular season...
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...
The Yankees have been in an absolute dogfight over the past month or so, as Baltimore has constantly been on their heels. Currently, New York holds a half game lead, and the Orioles are leading 4-3 against the feeble and useless Red Sox. As the Yankees fight to maintain their grip on the AL East, one thing has caught my eye recently: Joe Girardi’s managerial decisions have sometimes...
New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano is in Saturday's lineup a day after getting hit in the left hand with a pitch. Cano underwent X-rays on the hand, which came back negative. Cano, batting fourth against the Toronto Blue Jays, hit a sacrifice fly in his first at-bat. Cano was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of the Yankees' 11-4 win over Toronto on Friday...
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...
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...
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...
The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Steve Pearce off waivers after the New York Yankees designated him for assignment, MLB.com reported Saturday. Pearce, 29, is not eligible for the postseason if the Orioles make it, but he adds depth the last few games of the regular season. Outfielder Lew Ford is out with a groin injury. The Orioles actually acquired Pearce from the Yankees...
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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...