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Hughes Shelled, Blue Jays Beat Yanks 10-7

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The Yankees (67-47) came into Toronto on Sunday afternoon going for the series sweep; the Blue Jays (54-60) however would not let it happen tagging Phil Hughes early and often.  Despite a 10-1 lead held by the Blue Jays at one point in the game the Yankees fought back and made it interesting but eventually lost 10-7.

After giving up one run in the first inning on a David Cooper RBI single, Hughes looked like he had settled down retiring the side in the second and third innings rather easily. The fourth inning was a different story when Hughes was tagged for six runs on five hits capped off by a two run jack from Edwin Encarnacion, his 30th of the year. Jeff Mathis, Rajai Davis and Mike McCoy all had RBI base hits in the inning.  Hughes went 4 innings, gave up seven runs on nine hits and struck out four.

The Yankees got on the board in the top of the fifth when Casey McGehee drove a RBI double to center field scoring Andruw Jones.

Ryota Igarashi who was just called up from Triple-A Scranton came on in relief of Hughes and wasn’t much better.  After loading the bases in the top of the fifth, Igarashi surrendered a bases clearing double to Rajai Davis making the score 10-1.

In the top of the sixth the Yankees started to creep back into the game with a pair of home runs from Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano. Jeter’s, a solo shot was his 9th of the season and Cano’s a two run blast was his 25th of the season and made the score 10-4.

In the seventh inning the Yankees scored three more runs on Jayson Nix and Derek Jeter RBI doubles and a Nick Swisher RBI single but that would be it for the Yankees as Darren Oliver and Casey Janssen shut them down in the 8th and 9th.

The Yankees will start a four game series at home with the Texas Rangers. Ryan Dempster (6-5 2.65) will pitch for the Rangers while David Phelps (2-3 2.42) goes for the Yankees. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.

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