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Yankees Vs. Blue Jays Final Score: New York Loses 3rd Straight, 4-1

The New York Yankees lost 4-1 to the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night in Game 2 of their two-game series. The loss was the Yankees' third straight in three days starting with Game 2 against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Phil Hughes pitched 5 1/3 innings, giving up two earned runs and seven hits with five strikeouts. The two runs came off a two-run Jose Bautista home run that also brought Yunel Escobar around home.

The Yankees held a 1-0 lead after the first inning thanks to a Robinson Cano double to score Curtis Granderson. Granderson had two hits and a walk in his three plates appearances. Outside of Cano, no other Yankee made it on base more than once on the night. Toronto starter Drew Hutchinson gave up all five of the Yankees' team hits in his six innings on the mound, walking four and striking out three to earn the win.

Cory Wade took over for Hughes in the sixth with one out and two men on, and was able to get out of the inning. He was less lucky in the seventh. J.P. Arencibia hit another two-run homer to put the Blue Jays up 4-1. Casey Janssen earned his third save in four games.

The Yankees return home for a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds beginning Friday at 7:05 p.m ET.

Final - 5.17.2012 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York Yankees 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Toronto Blue Jays 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 X 4 9 1
WP: Drew Hutchison (3 - 1)
SV: Casey Janssen (3)
LP: Phil Hughes (3 - 5)

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