Aug 17, 2014; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira (25) hits a solo home run during the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees Shutout By Blue Jays

The New York Yankees were shutout by the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 today. The Bomber bats lacked energy throughout the entire game, only collecting one hit.

Drew Hutchinson went seven innings for the Jays, only surrendering one hit and striking out nine. Michael Pineda took the loss, after getting knocked around for seven hits in the outing, and a home run by Blue Jays’ slugger Jose Bautista in the first inning. The Blue Jays got a two-inning save by Aaron Sanchez, who didn’t allow a baserunner.

The Yankees struck out 12 times; five starters had two strikeouts a piece. The Yankees now fall to 70-64, while trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. They are four games out of the second Wild-Card spot and still have the Seattle Mariners ahead of them.

The Yankees have one more game tomorrow against Toronto, and then will play in a three-game series against the Red Sox.

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Tags: Game Recap Mark Teixeira Michael Pineda New York Yankees

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