Originally posted on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 7/17/12

Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 6


CC Sabathia returned from the disabled list with 6 shutout innings in tonight’s 6-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.


CC Sabathia went onto the disabled list with a slight groin strain prior to the All-Star break and his return was like he never left. With pinpoint control and a Blue Jays lineup without the recently injured Jose Bautista, Sabathia went 6 innings with 6 strikeouts and no runs on just 87 pitches. With the Yankees offense on point as usual, the decision was well in hand until some struggles by relievers Chad Qualls and Clay Rapada. After ending the shutout when he surrendered a sacrifice fly in the 8th, Qualls would get one out in his second inning of work along with a double and a walk. Clay Rapada would replace Qualls and would give up rookie Anthony Gose’s first major league hit on a bunt single that should have produced an out. With the bases loaded and the potential tying run on deck, Rafael Soriano was called upon for another save opportunity in the middle of the 9th inning. Five pitches from the Yankees closer got the final 2 outs as J.P. Arencibia lined into an unassisted double play at first base by Mark Teixeira.


Andruw Jones supplied the early Yankees offense with a three-run home run in the 2nd inning. This home run made it the 41st straight game that the Yankees have scored at least 3 runs, the longest streak in franchise history. The Yankees would continue scoring with a 3-run 7th inning highlighted by back-to-back doubles by Chris Stewart and Derek Jeter for two runs. Robinson Cano continued his hot hitting as a 2nd inning single extended his hitting streak to a career-high 20 games.


Win – CC Sabathia (10-3)

Loss – Brett Cecil (2-2)

Save – Rafael Soriano (24)



Blue Jays

*Jeff Mathis – 1 for 3, R, 2B

*Edwin Encarnacion – 2 for 4, 2 2B


*Andruw Jones – 1 for 3, R, 3-Run Home Run (12) in the 2nd, 3 RBI (25)

*Derek Jeter – 2 for 4, R, 2B, RBI (27)


Current Yankees Record: 56-34

Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Baker considering removing Papelbon from closer role?

Greg Hardy struggling to find work, reportedly even in CFL

Jets players told not to discuss Ryan Fitzpatrick situation

Brock Lesnar won't be punished by WWE for UFC drug test

Report: Cowboys to be fined up to $250K for suspended players


Data shows NFL-backed youth program that claimed reduced concussions is bogus

Report: Odom’s family working hard to get him to go to rehab

Drug dealers adding Olympic rings to cocaine wrappers in Rio

Report: Cowboys have ‘no interest’ in Freeney, Hardy

Report: Bradham was defending girlfriend during alleged assault

Elliott domestic violence case being taken to city prosecutor

Reds 'picking up the pace' on Jay Bruce trade talks

Robbie Keane rescued on highway after running out of gas

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Tigers play high stakes game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Tavares dismisses rumors, wants to stay with Islanders

UFC signs a new broadcast deal in the U.K.

Gonzalo Higuain to Juventus: What does this mean for Serie A?

MLB asks Yaisel Puig to stop wearing his Vin Scully cleats

Study finds link on babies named Shea, Mets’ success

Durant: Being cheered by Oracle Arena crowd ‘felt a little weird’

10 must-watch WWE Network outside-the-ring videos

Is Marchand worth the money he’s reportedly asking for?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

One Gotta Go: NBA players settle the fast food beef

One Gotta Go: NBA players make tough choices on their favorite rappers

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker