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New York Yankees Fall 3-2 to Toronto Blue Jays

September 29th, 2012 at 5:01 PM
By Daniel Sirianni

The New York Yankees lost 3-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, cutting their division lead over the Baltimore Orioles down to just one half of a game. The Orioles will play the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 PM ET Saturday night. 

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

Getting the loss for the Yankees was Andy Pettitte, who started the game and allowed three runs in five and two third innings. The veteran left-hander is now 5-4 this season.

After Pettitte left the game, New York's bullpen was dominant, keeping the Yankees close enough for a chance to make a comeback. Joba Chamberlain, Cody Eppley, Boone Logan, and David Robertson combined to pitch two and a third scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and a walk. 

The Yankees took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning after Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson each picked up an RBI on sacrifice fly's, but the team couldn't produce any runs after that. 

New York's lineup combined for nine hits on the day, but went just 2-11 with runners in scoring position. Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki was the team's hit leader as he went 3-5. 

The Yankees and Blue Jays will wrap up the four game series on Sunday at 1:07 PM ET as the Yankees look to even the series at two games each. 

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