Is it time for Phil Hughes to be taking out of the rotation? Should David Huff take his spot? Hughes fell to 4-13 as he couldn’t recover from the ball popping out of Ichiro Suzuki‘s glove as the Jays three run fifth gave the Yankees their third loss in the past four games, as the Yankees fell to the Jays 5-2.
The Yankees took an early 1-0 lead in the first. Brett Gardner singled to lead off the game. He went to second on a passed ball and went to third on Derek Jeter‘s groundout. Robinson Cano‘s groundout brought home Gardner.
The Jays tied it in the bottom of the second. Brett Lawrie singled and Moises Sierra walked. After a double play moved Lawrie to third, he scored on Kevin Pillar‘s single. The Jays took the lead in the third. Jose Reyes led off with a walk, and moved to second on a bunt groundout. Edwin Encarnacion drove in Reyes with a single.
The Yankees tied it in the fifth when Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer of the year and 650th of his career. The Yankees would load the bases, but Cano flied out to end the inning.
The Jays broke it open in the fifth. With one out, Reyes doubled and Ryan Goins singled. Encarnacion’s sac fly popped out of Ichiro’s glove. Reyes scored and Goins went to third. Adam Lind followed with a double to bring home Goins. After an intentional walk, Sierra brought home a rune with a sac fly.
YGY Player Of The Game: Encarnacion
Notes: Gardner collected his 500th hit of his career. Preston Claiborne was sent to Tampa to make room for Jeter. He will be back Sept 1.