It is hard to imagine a worse way for the New York Yankees to begin the second half of the 2011 season. The Yankees suffered a lopsided 16-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in which Toronto scored eight first-inning runs, five unearned thanks to an Eduardo Nunez error.
New York starting pitching Bartolo Colon lasted only two-thirds of inning, with a two-out error by Nunez leading to the final five runs.
The Blue Jays set a season-high in runs despite having All-Star third basemanleave the game in the fourth inning with a twisted right ankle. He's day-to-day. Toronto got 20 hits against five Yankee pitchers.
The Yankees closed within 9-7 in the sixth inning, thanks mostly to two home runs and four RBI by Andruw Jones. New York, however, could not hold down Toronto's offense. The 16 runs was a season-high for the Blue Jays.
Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner each got three hits for the Yankees.
|Final - 7.14.2011||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||R||H||E|
|New York Yankees||0||0||4||0||0||3||0||0||0||7||14||3|
|Toronto Blue Jays||8||1||0||0||0||2||2||3||X||16||20||0|
|WP: Jo-Jo Reyes (5 - 7)
LP: Bartolo Colon (6 - 5)