Sep 17, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) reacts after being called out on strikes in the eighth inning by home plate umpire Gerry Davis (12) in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre. The Toronto Blue Jays won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: Dickey's Knuckler Shuts Down New York Yankees Offense

The knuckleball is a mystifying pitch. When it’s on, you have no chance. When it’s off, its extremely hittable. For RA Dickey, he looked more like the Cy Young Award winner from last year. Even though they got a quality start from Andy Pettitte, the offense couldn’t come through, as their Wild Card hopes took another hit, this time at the hands of the Blue Jays by a score of 2-0.

Two solo homers were all that the Jays needed. Colby Rasmus hit his 24th of the year in the fourth. In the seventh, Rajai Davis hit his sixth of the year off Shawn Kelley.

The Yanks best opportunity came in the first, when with two out, Robinson Cano singled, Alfonso Soriano doubled and Lyle Overbay walked. Mark Reynolds struck out to end the inning. They just couldn’t put anything together.

Game two of the series is tomorrow night at 7:07. Phil Hughes will face J.A. Happ.

Notes: Boone Logan has a bone spur in his elbow. He has been cleared to resume pitching, however, he will have to have surgery at the end of the season. Austin Romine was supposed to return from his concussion tonight, but was a late scratch.  Interesting stat: The Yankees ERA against the Red Sox this season was 6.19, the worst ever for the Yankees against the Sox.

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