Bartolo Colon turns 38 today. The New York Yankees' pitcher won't be celebrating the way he had hoped, however. Colon had his roughest outing of the season Monday, surrendering six runs in six innings as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Yankees, 7-3, at Yankee Stadium.
The teams were locked in a 1-1 tie entering the sixth inning, but Toronto erupted for five runs. The game seemed to quickly get away from Colon (2-3) in the sixth. With the bases loaded and one out Aaron Hill singled through the left side to make it 2-1 and Eric Thames followed with a walk to make it 3-1. With the bases still loaded J.P. Arencibia doubled to right-center to drive in three runs and make the score 6-1. Arencibia finished the night with four RBI.
"He wasn't quite as sharp as we've seen him," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said about Colon. "He kept us in the game, but we were having trouble scoring off of Villanueva."
Carlos Villanueva (2-0), making a spot start in place of Jesse Litsch, who was put on the disabled list with an impingement in his right shoulder, worked five solid innings to get the win for Toronto. Starting his first game since October 3, 2009, the right- hander gave up only one run on two hits, struck out five and walked one.
For Toronto, Jose Bautista hit his major-league leading 19th home run of the season. For the Yankees, Robinson Cano drove in three runs.
-- Sports Network contributed to this report
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|WP: Carlos Villanueva (2 - 0)
LP: Bartolo Colon (2 - 3)