Toronto Blue Jays
Dan Johnson drove in four runs with a go-ahead infield hit and a three-run homer, helping the Toronto Blue Jays end their 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium with a 6-4 victory over New York on Saturday.
Ichiro Suzuki homered for the first time since last August, prolonging extended slumps against the New York Yankees for Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays.
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Mark Teixeira hit a two-run home run, Hiroki Kuroda won for the first time in four starts and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday night, snapping their losing streak at four games.
New York manager Joe Girardi wasn’t promising any money back, but acknowledged that his team’s defense was a problem again Tuesday in Toronto.
Jose Reyes atoned for a pair of misplays by hitting a leadoff double in the ninth inning and scoring when Yankees third baseman Yangervis Solarte threw away a bunt, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over New York 7-6 Tuesday night.
Matched up against the Blue Jays for the second time in a week, Chase Whitley had the worst start of his short career.
Adam Lind hit a three-run home run in his return to the starting lineup, rookie Marcus Stroman won for the first time in three starts and the Toronto Blue Jays beat New York 8-3 on Monday night, handing the Yankees their third straight loss.
David Phelps pitched seven strong innings, Carlos Beltran drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 6-4 Thursday night for their 16th consecutive home win over the Blue Jays.
To lose 15 games in a row in one ballpark takes a lot of lousy luck. For the second night in a row, a short home run to right field at Yankee Stadium proved to be Toronto’s undoing.
Brian McCann hit a go-ahead, two-run homer and later added a bases-loaded triple to help the New York Yankees to a 7-3 win over the first-place Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
The Yankees’ have not played the kind of baseball they are capable of playing, yet they will almost certainly be in a position to breathe down the Blue Jays’ necks in a matter of days.
“We went out into the field and we’re like, ’1-0 on Tanaka, here we go,’” Jose Reyes said. “But then he just shut us down.”
Masahiro Tanaka gave up a home run to Jose Reyes on the first pitch of the game, then earned his major league-high 11th victory as the New York Yankees beat Toronto 3-1 Tuesday night.
Blocking the plate used to be an “at your own risk” proposition for a catcher. MLB is trying to change that. Unfortunately, as we saw in Saturday’s 4-0 Yankees loss to the Blue Jays, it’s not going to be so easy.