Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/9/14
TORONTO - First place in the AL East nearly slipped away from the New York Yankees. New York scored seven times in the last three innings to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-6 on Sunday to salvage a split of their four-game series. More importantly, the Yankees maintained their tie with the Baltimore Orioles atop the division standings. Eduardo Nunez's sacrifice fly to right-center field with one out in the eighth brought home Curtis Granderson with the go-ahead run. Nunez had earlier pinch-hit for Eric Chavez, who homered in the third inning off Toronto starter Henderson Alvarez for New York's first run. Also in the eighth, pinch-runner Brett Gardner came around to score on a Derek Jeter base hit to right. The Yankees added two more in the ninth off reliever Jason Frasor. The Jays loaded the bases in the ninth with nobody out against Rafael Soriano, but the Yankees' closer got Yunel Escobar to ground into a double play that scored one run and got first baseman Adam Lind ...
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