American League Game Summary - New York at Toronto|
(Thursday, May 17th)
Final Score: Toronto 4, New York 1
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia both hit two-
run homers, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays over the New York Yankees, 4-1, to
sweep a two-game series.
Drew Hutchison (3-1) gave up one run on five hits in six full frames for the
Blue Jays, who swept the brief set after losing three in a row. The rookie
right-hander walked four and fanned three.
"I thought Hutch once again kept his composure," said Blue Jays manager John
Farrell. "A solid and well played game all around."
Prior to the game, Toronto third baseman Brett Lawrie decided to drop the
appeal of his four-game suspension. In addition, the Blue Jays optioned
struggling first baseman Adam Lind to Triple-A Las Vegas and selected the
contract of Yan Gomes from Las Vegas.
The versatile Gomes played third base on Thursday, going 2-for-3 in his MLB
debut. Gomes became the first Brazilian player to appear in a major league
Robinson Cano drove in the lone run for New York, which has lost three in a
row. Phil Hughes (3-5) allowed two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.
"It was a struggle, it was a battle, and I had to grind it out and just try to
keep it somewhat close so we could come back," said Hughes of the loss. "It
just wasn't in the cards."
The Yankees scored their only run in the first inning after Curtis Granderson
worked a one-out walk and scored on Cano's double to left-center field.
Hutchison retired the next two batters to keep it a 1-0 game.
Bautista put Toronto ahead in the third. Yunel Escobar led off with a single
and crossed the plate on Bautista's homer to left.
Meanwhile, New York failed to score with runners in scoring position. The
Yankees left at least one man on base in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth.
The Blue Jays had a chance to add to their lead in the sixth. Ben Francisco
led off with a double down the left-field line and moved to third on Gomes'
single. Cory Wade came in from the bullpen with men on the corners and one
out. Rajai Davis followed with a bunt back to Wade, who went home with the
throw. Francisco was tagged out at the plate and Kelly Johnson popped out to
end the inning.
Arencibia's two-run homer to left in the seventh made it a 4-1 game.
Jason Frasor, Darren Oliver and Casey Janssen all tossed a scoreless inning of
relief to secure the victory.
Hughes fell to 3-4 in 18 career meetings (11 starts) against Toronto...Janssen
picked up his third save of the season...New York went 0-for-8 with runners in
scoring position and stranded seven.
05/18 03:09:37 ET