Aug 22, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson (14) hits a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: New York Yankees Wait Out The Rain To Sweep The Jays

When you wait three hours and thirty-two minutes for something, hopefully it’s good. For the New York Yankees, they waited out the rain and took advantage of a few breaks along the way in order to beat the Jays 5-3 and sweep the series. They are now just 3.5 games out of a wild card spot.

The Jays took the lead in the top of the fifth inning against Andy Pettitte. J.P. Arencibia hit his 19th homer of the season to lead off the frame. The Yankees responded right away in the bottom of the fifth. Curtis Granderson led off the frame hitting his fourth homer of the year off J.A. Happ. Two batters later, Eduardo Nunez walked. Chris Stewart followed with a single and Ichiro Suzuki walked to load the bases. Then a odd play happened. Vernon Wells hit a sinking liner to center that Rajai Davis caught, but was ruled not a catch. Nunez scored and Stewart was tagged out between second and third. John Gibbons and Mark Buehrle were ejected.

The Yankees added to the lead in the sixth. Alex Rodriguez, Granderson and Mark Reynolds all walked. Nunez’s singled drove home two and Stewart drove another run in on a groundout.

Shawn Kelley came in and got roughed up a bit. Moises Sierra led off with a walk. Kevin Pillar followed with a single. Munenori Kawasaki singled to bring home Sierra. Jose Reyes followed with a single to load the bases. After a groundout, Edwin Encarnacion drove in another run with a groundout.

YGY Player Of The Game: Nunez

The Yankees travel to Tampa for a huge weekend set with the Rays. Chris Archer and Hiroki Kuroda face off at 7:10

Notes: Jayson Nix was placed on the DL with a fractured hand. Joe Girardi said he will probably miss the rest of the season. Preston Claiborne was recalled to take his spot.

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