Yankees Vs. Blue Jays Final Score: New York Drops Series Finale, 8-5

Yunel Escobar went 4-for-5 with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday, helping the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the New York Yankees, 6-5, in the rubber match of the three-game series at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees (75-54) have now lost six of their last nine games and own just a three-and-a-half-game lead in the AL East standings.

Escobar's blast came off of losing pitcher CC Sabathia (13-4), and turned a one-run New York lead into a one-run deficit, bringing the score to 5-4. The Blue Jays tacked on a run in the top of the eighth, and later put the game away with a two-run ninth.

Sabathia pitched seven innings and allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out eight batters, but was out-dueled by winning pitcher J.A. Happ (10-10). The lefty tossed five innings, allowed five runs on four hits and struck out six.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out our blog Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.