Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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NEW YORK -- Slumping Nick Swisher hit a grand slam during a seven-run fourth inning, and the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays on Thursday with a 10-7 victory. Ichiro Suzuki and Derek Jeter remained hot for New York by combining for four hits and five RBIs in a game that took nearly four hours. Phil Hughes (16-12) capitalized on the offense to pick up his team-leading 16th victory of the season, but it was Swisher who provided the biggest highlight of New York's 10th win in 14 games. The Yankees won their fifth straight, giving them their longest winning streak since late June. They also scored 10 runs for the second time during this surge and took a one-game lead on idle Baltimore in the AL East. Swisher had just 10 hits in his last 71 at-bats, including 23 strikeouts, when he stepped to the plate looking to increase a three-run lead against reliever Brad Lincoln. Swisher took two off-speed pitches and fouled off a fastball before crushing a 96 mph fast...
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