Despite dismal August, the Yankees are still atop the AL East

Thankfully, the Yankees have won the games they’ve needed to and still hold the lead in the AL East. “He had bases loaded, zero out and he dialed in and got out of that jam. He’s been nothing but great so far”.


“You go through peaks and valleys obviously during the season, ” Phillies interim manager Pete Mackanin said.

Before Tanaka’s gem, the last Yankee to get a complete-game victory against the Blue Jays with at least eight strikeouts and five hits or fewer allowed was Ron Guidry on September 28, 1978. And that’s exactly what we’re seeing with the Blue Jays and how they are viewed around baseball. Ninety of the team’s 153 home runs have been solo shots, and this speaks to the team’s ability to strike at any time and break a close game open. Both will be back, manager John Gibbons says.

“Sometimes you have to give those guys credit”, A-Rod said. “When they’re on, they’re on”.

The Philadelphia Phillies and the Toronto Blue Jays face off on Tuesday in Philadelphia for game one of their Major League Baseball series.

“I was hanging in there, battling”.

“Honestly, I don’t care how they score it”, Beltran said. By simply splitting these games, they’ll finish August with a very healthy record of 18-9 and boast a competitive record of 71-60 on the season.

The Blue Jays lead the season series 8-4.

Hutchison (12-2) allowed one run on three hits and a walk over 6.2 innings, striking out five.

“I wasn’t my usual self”, Estrada said.

The big blow came in the third inning when Carlos Beltran lost a Troy Tulowitzki fly-ball in the sun with two out. The inflated win total is more so a product of the ridiculous run support he’s received – Toronto averages 6.7 runs per game when Hutchison pitches – than anything he’s done himself.

Relievers LaTroy Hawkins and Aaron Loup each gave up a run, on RBI singles in the eighth by Teixeira and in the ninth by Jacoby Ellsbury. The Yankee were content this time to come away with the series win.

“I wouldn’t say it’s an issue”, he said.

Reyes drew the ire of fans and media members for his play on the field, but I’ve long believed that his exuberant personality fueled that.

Toronto ripped through New York as part of an 11-game winning streak that turned a seven-game deficit in the American League East into a half-game lead entering the weekend. “I think I can get my Canadian passport, can’t I?” “I think it’s what we focus on when we put our club together, is to get to this point and have an opportunity”.

Drew Hutchison turned in his second straight strong start, and the top of the lineup made the most of a ball getting lost in the sun as the Blue Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre.


“It backfired”, Gibbons said. “That would be real nice”. The Blue Jays have only had one three-game stretch this season in which they’ve failed to homer. Mark Buehrle is set to go on Wednesday.

Toronto Blue Jays outfielders Jose Bautista Ben Revere left and Kevin Pillar come together in the outfield after defeating the New York Yankess 3-1 in their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto on Sunday