American League Game Summary - New York at Toronto|
(Sunday, August 12th)
Final Score: Toronto 10, New York 7
Toronto, ON (Sports Network) - Rajai Davis drove in five runs and made a
superb defensive play, as the Toronto Blue Jays avoided being swept in back-
to-back series with a 10-7 win over the visiting New York Yankees.
Edwin Encarnacion punctuated a six-run fourth inning with his 30th homer of
the season for the Blue Jays, who snapped a five-game losing streak.
"Finally a good offensive day," said Blue Jays manager John Farrell. "In the
fourth and fifth innings, we were able to finally create some separation on
the offensive side."
J.A. Happ (1-1) took the hill for the second time as a starter in a Toronto
uniform and gave up four runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.
Derek Jeter collected three hits and knocked in two runs, and Robinson Cano
added a two-run homer for New York, which had won four in a row and five
straight against Toronto.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes (11-10) was tagged for seven runs on nine hits
over four frames. He hasn't won on the road since June 15 at Washington,
dropping four consecutive outings.
"I was trying to get the ball down and away and a lot of pitches were running
back and it was hard to find good counts and sequences to get through the
inning," said Hughes of the fourth. "To know that I personally gave that game
away early is tough to live with."
Hughes was relieved by Ryota Igarashi -- recalled from Triple-A
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday -- and the Japanese right-hander allowed two
singles and issued a walk, loading the bases with two outs in the fifth. Davis
then cleared them by doubling into the left-field corner for a 10-1 Toronto
But the Yankees chipped away by scoring three runs in each of the next two
Jeter and Cano both homered to right off Happ in the sixth, prompting a
pitching change. Brad Lincoln recorded the final out but couldn't complete the
After Curtis Granderson led off with an infield single, Davis climbed the
left-field wall to rob Casey McGehee of a two-run homer. Lincoln then retired
Russell Martin on a ground ball to second before giving up RBI doubles to
Jayson Nix and Jeter, who scored a base hit by Nick Swisher.
Darren Oliver replaced Lincoln and eventually got Andruw Jones to bounce into
a fielder's choice with the bases loaded.
Oliver tossed a 1-2-3 eighth and Casey Janssen duplicated the feat in the
ninth to notch his 15th save.
David Cooper plated Encarnacion with a two-out single in the first and Jeff
Mathis doubled home Moises Sierra to spark Toronto's offensive surge in the
Anthony Gose drew a one-out walk and scored along with Mathis on Davis' two-
out double. Mike McCoy then knocked in Davis with a grounder to deep short and
Encarnacion followed with a two-run blast to left.
McGehee put New York on the board with an RBI double in the fifth.
Cano tied Tony Lazzeri (169) for the most home runs by a second baseman in
Yankees history...The Blue Jays haven't been swept at home by the Yankees in a
series of at least three games since March 31-April 2, 2003.
08/12 19:43:45 ET