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New York Yankees Sweep Toronto Blue Jays with 10-7 Victory

September 20th, 2012 at 11:21 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees swept the Toronto Blue Jays in a three game series after winning a 10-7 slugfest Thursday night. The Yankees lineup combined for just eight hits, but scored 10 runs, with Nick Swisher's grand slam opening up the game in the fourth inning.

'Nick Swisher' photo (c) 2009, Keith Allison - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Swisher was 1-4 with three strikeouts on the night, but his grand slam outweighed his other at-bats as he gave the Yankees a big 8-2 lead in the fourth inning. 

Ichiro Suzuki also had a big night, going 2-4 with a home run, double, three RBI, and two runs scored. 

Derek Jeter contributed with two hits and two RBI, while Jayson Nix added one RBI and reached base three times (one hit, two walks) in the game. 

Yankees starter Phil Hughes got the win despite an average outing, allowing four runs in five innings. However, he did add nine strikeouts. 

Also pitching for the Yankees were Derek Lowe, Cory Wade, Joba Chamberlain, and David Robertson. 

Lowe pitched two scoreless innings, Wade allowed three runs in a third of an inning, Chamberlain allowed two hits in two thirds of an inning, and Robertson finished the game by striking out all three batters he faced in the ninth. 

The save was Robertson's second of the season, as closer Rafael Soriano was given the day off after pitching in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader. 

The Yankees will take on the Oakland Athletics next, at 7:05 PM ET on Friday night. 

Tags: Baseball, Derek Jeter, Ichiro Suzuki, MLB, New York, New York Yankees, Nick Swisher, Toronto Blue Jays

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