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Jo Jo Reyes Of Blue Jays Ties Record For Pitching Futility

Jo Jo Reyes of the Toronto Blue Jays tied a record today that no big-league pitcher wants to be associated with. Starting against the New York Yankees Thursday afternoon, Reyes tied Matt Keough’s record of 28 consecutive starts without a victory.

Reyes left today’s game after three innings, losing 5-0. He surrendered a pair of home runs, one to Andruw Jones and one to Mark Teixeira.

Reyes, a left-hander, hasn’t won a game since June of 2008 when he was pitching for the Braves, going 0-12 with a 6.41 ERA in 30 appearances — 27 starts — since.

The Yankees lead today’s game 5-0 in the fifth inning. Veteran right-hander Freddy Garcia is pitching for New York.

Curtis Granderson doubled in the Yankees’ first run in the first inning. Jones and Teixeira later added two-run home runs.

The Yankees began the day a half-game in front of Boston in the American League East.