Blue Jays 4, Yankees 1

The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

TORONTO -- Jose Bautista and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run homer Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays completed a two-game sweep of the New York Yankees with a 4-1 victory before 31,266 at Rogers Centre.
Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison (3-1) held the Yankees to five hits and one run over six innings. He allowed four walks and struck out three in his sixth major league start.
Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his third save.
Yankees starter Phil Hughes (3-5) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and two runs, both coming on Bautista's homer in the third inning. Hughes walked two and struck out five.
Both teams begin interleague play Friday, with the Yankees (20-18) home to the Cincinnati Reds and the Blue Jays (21-18) home to the New York Mets.
Hughes left the game in the sixth after Ben Francisco's double and Yan Gomes' single put runners at the corners.
He was replaced by right-hander Cory Wade, and Toronto did him a favor when Rajai Davis bunted back to Wade, who retired Francisco at the plate. Kelly Johnson popped out to end the threat.
Jason Frasor replaced Hutchison in the seventh and set the Yankees down in order.
With two outs in the home seventh, the Blue Jays extended their lead when Wade gave up the fifth homer of the season by Arencibia. The blast also scored Bautista, who had singled with one out.
Left-hander Darren Oliver took over in the eighth for Toronto, and Omar Vizquel entered the game as a defensive replacement at third base. Vizquel made a nice on Robinson Cano's liner to lead off the inning.
Curtis Granderson walked with one out in the first and scored on Robinson Cano's double to put the Yankees up 1-0.
The Blue Jays jumped into a 2-1 lead in the third after Yunel Escobar led off with his second hit of the game and Bautista followed with his 10th homer of the season on a 3-2 pitch. It came one pitch after he had yanked a foul to the 500 level.
Hughes has allowed at least one home run in each of his eight starts this year.
Hutchison flirted with danger in the fourth when he walked the first two batters, giving him four walks on the game. But he worked out of it with a double-play grounder and a fly to left.
Hughes escaped a jam in the home fourth after Gomes singled for his first major league hit with one out and took third on a double by Davis. But the inning ended on a pop up and a soft liner, both to second.
NOTES: Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension and started serving it Thursday. He threw his helmet and it hit plate umpire Bill Miller on the bounce after a called third strike in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay. ... Gomes started at third base after being called up from Class AAA Las Vegas after first baseman Adam Lind was optioned to Las Vegas before the game. ... Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez was rested, missing just his second start of the season.

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