Yanks clip Jays in nightcap to complete twinbill sweep
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Jayson Nix came up with a pair of clutch hits, the last a game-winning single in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the New York Yankees completed a doubleheader sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 3-2 victory.
Nix had tied the game at 2-2 in his previous at-bat with a solo homer off Mark Buehrle in the seventh inning, and his one-out hit off Darren Oliver (3-4) in the ninth lifted the surging Yankees to their eighth win in 10 games and eighth straight in the season series with the Blue Jays.
New York took the opener by an 8-4 count behind a 4-for-4, four-RBI performance from Robinson Cano that included a three-run homer.
Ichiro Suzuki, who recorded his 3,998th and 3,999th hits as a professional in game one, did not start the nightcap but scored the deciding run after entering as a pinch-runner in the ninth.
Cano added an RBI single while going 2-for-4 in the second game, while Austin Romine went 3-for-3 with a run scored for New York.
Rajai Davis had two hits and an RBI for the slumping Blue Jays, who have now dropped 11 consecutive games at Yankee Stadium dating back to last season. Munenori Kawasaki finished 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored in the setback.
08/20 22:19:25 ET