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New York Yankees Lose in Extra Innings to Toronto Blue Jays; Mark Teixeira Out with Calf Strain

August 27th, 2012 at 11:24 PM
By Karen Vankat

The Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees in 11 innings, 8-7 on a throwing error by pitcher Derek Lowe which led to the winning run.

Yorvit Torrealba got a hit and was replaced for a pinch runner. Lowe would attempt a pick off to first and throw the ball away down the right field line. Mike McCoy would advance to third and score on a ground out to third.

Derek Jeter would get on in the bottom of the 11th inning, but Nick Swisher would strike out to end any threat of a comeback.

'Robinson Cano' photo (c) 2009, Chris Ptacek - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The Bronx Bombers did some damage with the long ball started by Robinson Cano who had two and past Tony Lazzeri as the Yankees all-time leader for home runs by a Yankee second baseman with 171. Swisher hit his 20th of the season and the Captain would hit a solo jack in the ninth to tie the game at seven.

David Phelps started for the Yankees and pitched well going 6 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on four hits seven strike outs and one walk. Phelps was in line for the win till Rafael Soriano blew his third save of the season. New York led 6-4 and were one strike away from victory when Colby Rasmus took Soriano deep for a three run bomb to give the Blue Jays the lead.

The Yankees used six pitchers with Lowe getting the loss in relief. Toronto ended up using seven pitchers and Darren Oliver would get the win. The Yankees now lead the Baltimore Orioles by 3 1/2 games and the Tampa Bay Rays by 4 games.

Game Notes

Mark Teixeira would strain his calf in the fourth and go for an MRI which showed a grade 1 strain. Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira may miss up to five games or as many as one to two weeks. 

Alex Rodriguez will take live batting practice tomorrow and Andy Pettitte will pitch again one more time on flat ground before pitching off a mound.

Pedro Feliciano threw a scoreless inning for the Trenton Thunder facing four batters striking out two, walking one and getting one hitter to fly out.

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Tags: Baseball, David Phelps, Derek Jeter, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Rafael Soriano, Robinson Cano, Toronto Blue Jays

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One Response to “New York Yankees Lose in Extra Innings to Toronto Blue Jays; Mark Teixeira Out with Calf Strain”

  1.  Karen Vankat says:

    Jeter had the same injury as Tex last year and it took 3 weeks for him to heal. Hopefully Mark comes back quicker. Pearce who was picked up by the Yanks today will join the team tomorrow.

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