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Yanks complete sweep of Jays

UH-OH: Nationals trainer Paul Lessard escorts starter Stephen Strasburg off the field after 42 pitches.

Associated Press

UH-OH: Nationals trainer Paul Lessard escorts starter Stephen Strasburg off the field after 42 pitches.

NEW YORK — Rookie Bryan Mitchell combined with Luis Severino and Tyler Clippard to shut down the dangerous Blue Jays, and the Yankees kept up their surprising surge with a 2-0 victory Wednesday night that completed a three-game sweep.

Starlin Castro homered and Brian McCann had an RBI single for the Yankees, who have won four straight and 10 of 14. They closed within 21/2 games of the Orioles for the second AL wild card and are 31/2 behind Toronto, which began the night tied with the Red Sox atop the AL East.

Boston's game started later in San Diego. The Orioles lost 7-6 at the Rays, who come to Yankee Stadium for a four-game series starting tonight.

The Blue Jays lost for the fifth time in six games and were swept for the third time this season, the first since May 16-18 by Tampa Bay.

INDIANS 6, ASTROS 5: Carlos Carrasco overcame a home run and an apparent bug in his eye to pitch into the eighth inning for host Cleveland. Swarms of midges journeyed from Lake Erie to the muggy ballpark.

WHITE SOX 7, TIGERS 4: Avisail Garcia hit a go-ahead single against his former team in a four-run eighth as host Chicago kept Detroit a game out of the final AL wild-card spot.

METS 6, REDS 3: Jose Reyes hit a leadoff home run, Noah Syndergaard lasted five shaky shutout innings and visiting New York won its fifth in a row overall and 14th straight over Cincinnati.

PIRATES 4, CARDINALS 3: Jung Ho Kang led off the eighth inning with a home run, and host Pittsburgh Pirates snapped an eight-game losing streak.

Around the league

STRASBURG HURT: Hours after he was activated from the disabled list, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg left in the third inning against the Braves after 42 pitches in apparent pain. He had been out with right elbow soreness.

ASTROS: Shortstop Carlos Correa was diagnosed with a left shoulder strain and is expected to miss 2-3 days.

DODGERS: Left-hander Scott Kazmir left a minor-league rehab start early with neck and ribcage issues.

ROYALS: Catcher Salvador Perez has only a bruise on his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch Tuesday.

TWINS: Third baseman Trevor Plouffe has a strained oblique and intercostal and may be out for the season.

Number of the day


Home runs by major-league second basemen through Tuesday, the first time 2Bs have topped 500

Yanks complete sweep of Jays 09/07/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 11:19pm]
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