Brian McCann’s five RBIs power Yankees past Jays

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Brian McCann drove in five runs to send the New York Yankees past the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-3 Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Alfonso Soriano’s first-inning single off Mark Buehrle put the Yankees up 1-0.

It wasn’t until the fourth when the Blue Jays scored with singles by Dioner Navarro and Colby Rasmus off rookie Chase Whitley that gave them a 2-1 advantage.

McCann hit a two-run homer against Buehrle in the fourth to put the Yankees up 3-2.

Then Brett Cecil walked Suzuki with the bases loaded to force in a run that increased the Yankees lead to 4-2.

In the seventh, McCann cleared thee bases with a triple that made it a 7-2 lead for the Yankees.

Jose Bautista had an RBI double in the eighth to cut the Blue Jays deficit to 7-3.

Whitley (3-0), who remained unbeaten in seven starts, gave up two runs and five hits in five innings. He walked Melky Cabrera in the fifth, ending his streak of starts without a walk at three.

Buehrle (10-4) gave up three runs and six hits in six innings and lost his third straight start overall.

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