Posted September 21, 2012 on
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New York Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays
Streaking Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a seven-run fourth inning capped by Nick Swisher's grand slam, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 Thursday night to open a one-game AL East lead over idle Baltimore.
After struggling for much of the summer, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays and have won five in a row, their longest winning string since June 23 to 27.
Backed by an 8-2 lead, Phil Hughes (16-12) lasted just five innings.
Toronto trailed 10-4 before a three-run eighth. David Robertson got three outs for his second save this season and first since May 8.
New York was down 2-0 before Suzuki's solo home run in the third. He hooked a based-loaded double to right in the fourth on a 0-2 pitch, giving the Yankees a 3-2 lead and extending Suzuki's spurt to nine hits in 10 at-bats.
That chased starter Aaron Laffey (3-6), and reliever Brad Lincoln loaded the bases with a walk to Jayson Nix. Derek Jeter followed...
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Sometimes, it's better to be lucky than good. Ichiro Suzuki has been a little bit of both lately, but it's hard to argue he was being "good" when he lightly tapped a grounder back to the mound off A's starter Jarrod Parker on Friday. Then, the "lucky" took over. The ball somehow found its way into Parker's jersey, and the right-hander was unable...
Ichiro Suzuki has been on a tear lately but even the streaking Yankees outfielder couldn't foresee himself getting a hit this way — a routine come-backer to the mound going down the opposing pitcher's shirt.
Oakland A's righthander Jarrod Parker was the unlucky recipient of Ichiro's third-inning grounder and, when he couldn't get the ball out of his shirt...
How hot is Ichiro Suzuki? He got a shirt hit compliments of the A's Jarrod Parker last night.
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“Hey! Good job! High five? No? Okay…”
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