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American League Game Summary - Toronto at New York



(Thursday, August 22nd)

Final Score: New York 5, Toronto 3

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York has the Toronto Blue Jays' number at Yankee Stadium.

At this point, the Bronx Bombers need all the help they can get.

Andy Pettitte tossed six innings of one-run ball and Curtis Granderson smacked a solo homer in the Yankees' 5-3 win over the Blue Jays to sweep a four-game set.

New York has won 13 in a row and 22 of its past 24 meetings against its AL East rivals from north of the border in the Bronx.

Pettitte (9-9) allowed four hits and three walks to pick up the win for the Yankees, who are six games behind the Boston Red Sox for the AL East lead and 3 1/2 back of the Oakland Athletics for the AL's second wild-card spot.

"We're making up ground, and that's what we need to continue to do," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "We need to continue to win series like we've been doing, and continue to pitch well and swing the bats. Obviously, each day you're able to make up a little ground, it seems more attainable and that's good for the guys in that room."

J.A. Happ (3-3) surrendered four runs on three hits and five walks over 5 1/3 frames for Toronto, which has dropped five consecutive contests.

This contest started after a rain delay of nearly 3 1/2 hours.

J.P. Arencibia led off the fifth with a homer to get the Blue Jays on the board, but the Yankees plated two in the home half and three more in the sixth to surge ahead.

Granderson's leadoff shot and a controversial Vernon Wells RBI fielder's choice gave New York the lead in the fifth. Wells' flare to center field with the bases loaded appeared to be caught by Rajai Davis, but umpires ruled it a trap and Davis was able to throw to second for an out as Eduardo Nunez scored.

Three straight one-out walks in the sixth, two from Happ and one from Brad Lincoln, loaded the bases for Nunez, who lined a two-run single to center. A Chris Stewart RBI groundout made it 5-1.

"I just walked two guys in the sixth inning and cost us the ball game," Happ noted. "I felt good making pitches, doing everything I could. I felt good about the way the game was going. Some crazy stuff happened in this game that I'm just not going to talk about."

A Munenori Kawasaki RBI single and Edwin Encarnacion run-scoring groundout cut the deficit to 5-3 in the seventh. Boone Logan entered from the bullpen with men on first and second, and struck out pinch-hitter Adam Lind to end the inning.

Preston Claiborne tossed a scoreless eighth and David Robertson fired a 1-2-3 ninth to pick up his second save of the season.

Game Notes

The Yankees are 40-4 when scoring five-plus runs this season ... New York was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, while Toronto finished 3-for-10 with RISP.

08/22 22:40:43 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR