NEW YORK — Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees are making their move in the AL playoff race, thanks in large part to all the wins they are piling up against the Blue Jays.
Pettitte pitched six effective innings and Curtis Granderson homered in a 5-3 win Thursday after a 3½-hour rain delay as New York posted its 10th straight victory over Toronto.
"We're feeling good about ourselves, and you knew this was going to happen," Pettitte said. "It was just a matter of when, and you hope it's not too late."
Eduardo Nunez hit a two-run single for the Yankees, who improved to 12-1 against Toronto this season with their second four-game sweep of the Jays. New York moved within 3½ games of the second AL wild-card spot.
"We've got a good shot," Granderson said. "We still control our destiny."
The Yankees have won 13 home games in a row against Toronto, their longest streak against one team since a 14-game run against Kansas City from August 2002 to April 2006.