The New York Yankees wasted another strong outing by one of their starting pitchers as they lost 4-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

C.C. Sabathia gave up 2 earned runs on just five hits in six innings pitched. However, the most impressive thing Sabathia has done over his last few starts is how economical he is with his pitches. Over his last two starts, Sabathia has thrown a total of 143 pitches.

"He pitched a really good game tonight, and again we weren't able to score," Girardi said. "The guys in the room have to get it done. It's been a struggle for most of the year."

Sabathia moved past Chuck Finlay for sole possession of 23rd on the all-time strikeouts list with 2,614.

Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar supplied the game winning single off of Dellin Betances who relieved Sabathia in the 7th inning.

Earlier in the day the Yankees got bad news as 1B Dustin Ackley will have season-ending surgery on a torn labrum in his shoulder that was suffered on Sunday.

Alex Rodriguez was given his second day-off in a row on Tuesday as his hitting struggles continue. Rodriguez will likely be in the lineup on Wednesday as the Yankees look to bounce back against Aaron Sanchez as Masahiro Tanaka looks to shut down the Jays.