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.J. Pierzynski hit his eighth career grand slam, Will Middlebrooks added a solo home run and the Boston Red Sox held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday.
R.A. Dickey and three relievers combined for a shutout, Jose Bautista and Melky Cabrera homered and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Tanaka pitched seven innings, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and the Yankees beat McGowan and the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 on Friday night.
Blue Jays’ Ryan Goins plays a great second base, but needs to contribute at the plate.
Clay Buchholz lost for the first time this season, and the AL East champion Boston Red Sox rested a couple of regulars while falling to Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2 Saturday night.
Andy Pettitte, Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees are making their move in the AL playoff race _ thanks in large part to all the wins they are piling up against Toronto.
Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in New York, 4-2 on Wednesday night.
Jayson Nix thinks it’s a whole lot easier to get good pitches to hit now that the Yankees are getting some of their stars back in the lineup.
Pinch hitter Mark DeRosa hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Mark Buehrle pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight decision and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Thursday night.