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Blue Jays 2, Yankees 0

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TORONTO -- Colby Rasmus and Rajai Davis homered, and R.A. Dickey pitched seven scoreless inning as the Blue Jays blanked the New York Yankees 2-0 Tuesday night at the Rogers Centre.

The Yankees (79-72) lost their fourth game in a row, damaging their hopes of earning an American League wild-card playoff spot. New York was coming off three straight losses to the Boston Red Sox in which they were outscored 22-7.

New York fell to 13-4 against the Jays this season.

Dickey (13-12) is 5-1 since the start of August. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings.

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte (10-10) went 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run and six hits while striking out five. Pettitte had not lost a start since Aug. 5, and he won his three previous starts against Toronto (69-81), posting a 1.77 ERA while limiting the Blue Jays to four runs on 14 hits over 20 1/3 innings.

In the fourth inning, Rasmus hit a line drive into the second deck in right field for his 21st home run of the season. It was Rasmus' third homer in three games since coming off the disabled list Sept. 13.

In the seventh, Davis took reliever Shawn Kelley's second pitch into the second deck for his sixth home run of the season.

Sergio Santos took over for Dickey in the eighth and immediately received some help from his defense while facing pinch hitter Vernon Wells.

Brett Lawrie made a diving stop on a grounder headed for left field and put out Wells in highlight-reel fashion.

Toronto tried to add to its lead in the eighth. With Adam Lind on at first, Anthony Gose doubled to left, but Lind was thrown out at home trying to score.

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen picked up his 31st save of the season in the win.

NOTES: The Blue Jays placed INF Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) and LHP Brett Cecil (elbow) on the disabled list, ending their seasons. ... Yankees LHP Boone Logan, who has been out of the lineup since Sept. 6 with discomfort in his pitching elbow, is expected to throw a bullpen session Wednesday. ... Yankees LF Alfonso Soriano continues to play through a sprained right thumb. He went 1-for-4 with three strikeouts. ... The Yankees have won the season series with the Blue Jays for the third straight season. ... New York 2B Robinson Cano is one home run shy of tying Dave Winfield for 13th on the Yankees' all-time list. Cano is also one RBI from surpassing Winfield for sole possession of 16th place in franchise history.
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