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Blue Jays snap 17-game losing streak in the Bronx

(Saturday, July 26)

Final Score: Toronto 6, New York 4

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Dan Johnson homered and knocked in four runs as the Toronto Blue Jays got a rare road win over the New York Yankees with a 6-4 decision on Saturday.

Melky Cabrera and Steve Tolleson each posted an RBI for the Blue Jays, who snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium.

The improbable streak was the longest road skid since Tampa Bay dropped 18 in a row at Cleveland from 2005-10.

Blue Jays starter Drew Hutchison (7-9) aided in stopping the streak, limiting the Yankees to two runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Carlos Beltran and Brian McCann each knocked two-run homers for New York, which had its four-game winning streak snapped and is now 7-2 on its 10-game homestand heading into Sunday’s finale.

With the game tied in the seventh, Shawn Kelley (1-3) walked Cabrera to begin the inning and allowed a double to Jose Bautista in the next at-bat. Dioner Navarro, who finished 3-for-5, then reached on a fielder’s choice to first, where McCann had trouble getting to the bag after smothering the hard grounder. Kelley struck out Tolleson before getting relieved by Matt Thornton. Johnson, the first batter to face Thornton, was jammed with an inside fastball and blooped an infield single that pushed Cabrera across for a 3-2 lead.

Johnson had the opportunity to increase the lead in the ninth and did so by smashing a 3-run homer to right. Beltran trimmed the deficit with his homer in the home half, but it was all for naught. Casey Janssen got McCann to line out to third and Chase Headley to pop-up to shortstop to end it.

Earlier, the game remained scoreless until the fourth, when Beltran walked to begin the inning and scored as McCann stroked his 11th homer of the season.

Toronto, however, matched the Yankees two-run fourth with one of its own in the fifth. Jose Reyes walked with one out, then raced home on Cabrera’s double to left. The Blue Jays loaded the bases later in the inning and Tolleson sent a sacrifice fly into center that plated Cabrera to tie the game at 2-2.

Game Notes

Chris Capuano made his New York debut, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks in the no-decision. … Capuano was the 11th different starter the Yankees have used this season. … The Blue Jays went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and stranded 11 on base. The Yankees also stranded 11 runners and were 0-for-4 with RISP.

BOX SCORE

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Toronto « 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 6 9 0
NY Yankees 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 0
W:D.Hutchison(7-9) L:S.Kelley(1-3)
HR: TOR- D.Johnson (1) NYY- C.Beltran (12), B.McCann (11)

Toronto AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Jose Reyes SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .274
Melky Cabrera RF 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 .310
Jose Bautista 1B 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 .298
Dioner Navarro C 5 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271
Steve Tolleson 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 .248
Dan Johnson DH 5 1 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .250
Colby Rasmus CF 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .216
Ryan Goins 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .177
Anthony Gose LF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .232
Totals 34 6 9 6 3 0 1 6 9
NY Yankees AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR W K AVG
Brett Gardner LF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .272
Derek Jeter SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .272
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
Carlos Beltran DH 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 .227
Brian McCann 1B 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 .243
Chase Headley 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .368
Ichiro Suzuki RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274
Brian Roberts 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .239
Francisco Cervelli C 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .317
Totals 35 4 8 4 0 0 2 5 9

LOB_Toronto 11, NY Yankees 11. 2B_M.Cabrera, J.Bautista, D.Navarro. HR_D.Johnson (1) off J.Francis, B.McCann (11) off D.Hutchison, C.Beltran (12) off C.Janssen. SF_S.Tolleson. S_R.Goins 2.

Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Drew Hutchison (W 7-9) 6.2 5 2 2 3 7 1 89-59 4.44
Aaron Loup (H 13) 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 37-22 2.96
Casey Janssen 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 9-6 2.84
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR PC-ST ERA
Chris Capuano 6.0 5 2 2 4 4 0 94-53 4.30
Shawn Kelley (L 1-3) 0.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 13-7 3.69
Matt Thornton 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 22-16 2.70
Chase Whitley 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 17-9 4.87
Jeff Francis 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 1 15-9 6.00

IBB_off C.Capuano (J.Bautista).
HBP_by D.Hutchison (F.Cervelli,C.Beltran), by C.Capuano (J.Bautista).
T_3:14. A_46166.
Umpires_Home,Alan Porter; First, Joe West; Second, Marty Foster; Third, Rob Drake.

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