Blue Jays snap 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E Sports) – Drew Hutchison pitched 6 2/3 strong innings as the Toronto Blue Jays snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium with a 6-4 win over the New York Yankees Saturday.

Hutchison (7-9) allowed two runs on five hits with three walks and seven strikeouts for his second victory since the middle of June as the Blue Jays (55-50) snapped out of their losing streak that was second longest in franchise history.

The losing ways at Yankee Stadium began on Sept. 19, 2012, and spanned parts of six series. Toronto lost 19 consecutive games to the Orioles at Memorial Stadium from 1978-81.

New York was not able to capitalize on a solid outing from its newest addition, left-hander Chris Capuano, who gave up two runs on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Shawn Kelley (1-3) took the loss after loading the bases in the seventh.

The Yankees traded for Capuano Thursday from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. Earlier this season, he was a reliever for the Red Sox before being released and signed as a free agent with Colorado.

Both benches were warned in the first, after Jose Bautista and Carlos Beltran were both hit by pitches, but the rest of the game was played without incident.

Brian McCann hit a two-run blast in the fourth inning off Hutchison to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead but the Blue Jays responded with a rally in the fifth.

Jose Reyes walked and came around to score when Melky Cabrera doubled to the corner in left field. Two batters later, Steve Tolleson’s sacrifice fly tied the game at 2.

Toronto jumped ahead by one in the seventh behind Dan Johnson’s RBI blooper between the pitcher’s mound and second base with the bases loaded against Matt Thornton. The Blue Jays pulled away in the ninth when Johnson hit a three-run homer off Jeff Francis.

Beltran hit a two-run homer to right field off Casey Janssen in the bottom part of the ninth to make it 6-4.

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