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)

 

Notable

Blue Jays

*Jeff Mathis – 1 for 3, R, 2B

*Edwin Encarnacion – 2 for 4, 2 2B

Yankees

*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

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Bills owner struggles to answer question about competency

Olynk cracks funny joke about Thomas' missing tooth

NFL exec: Bears GM Ryan Pace 'just got fired with this draft'

John Elway consulted Jim Kelly before drafting nephew Chad

McCloughan a possible candidate for Bills' GM vacancy?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rockies-Diamondbacks game included a broken-bat homer and the longest homer of 2017

Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls

Albert Pujols mocks Rangers pitcher after beef

Top 10 takeaways from the 2017 NFL Draft

Mitchell Trubisky booed at Celtics-Bulls game, for some reason

Larry Bird's sudden exit adds to uncertainty surrounding Paul George, Pacers

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

Box Score 4/28: NFL Draft gets younger every year

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Marshawn Lynch gives an already-spurned city hometown appeal

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.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Best of Yardbarker: Don't sleep on the Stanley Cup Playoffs

The 'Beast Mode as a parting gift' quiz

Everything you need for the 2017 NFL Draft

Our favorite undrafted players of all time

Kicking it: Orlando surges while the Galaxy struggles

Three Up, Three Down: Madison Bumgarner gets grounded

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'NFL Draft Day is finally upon us' quiz

Most memorable 'NFL Draft weekend drama' stories

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Eastern rivalries take center stage

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker