Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — David Phelps turned in a quality start while Carlos Beltran drove in two runs as the Yankees swept Toronto in a three-game set on Thursday. It was the 16th consecutive win for New York (38-33) over the Blue Jays (41-33) at Yankee Stadium.
Phelps (3-4) picked up the win, tossing seven innings and allowing just two runs. The righty struck out seven in his outing but did give up a two-run homer to Melkey Cabrera in the third that tied the game at 2-2. New York quickly took the lead back when Beltran hit a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Ellsbury, before he added another RBI in the fifth with a ground rule double.
After Derek Jeter drove in a run with a ground out in the sixth, Yangervis Solarte worked a pinch-hit walk in the seventh that made it a 6-2 lead. Sean Kelley gave up a two-run blast in the top of the eighth to Edwin Encarnacion that closed the gap to two. Matt Thornton then allowed a base hit in the ninth before Adam Warren entered the game and picked up his second save of the year.
Drew Hutchinson (5-5) lasted just four and one-third innings, giving up four runs on six hits. The sweep tied New York with the Blue Jays in the loss column and moved them just a game and a half out of first in the American League East.
Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio
Robert Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees came back to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in 12 innings on Tuesday night behind a strong showing from Raul Ibanez.
Down 3-1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning, Ibanez p…
Patrick McDermott/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With starting pitcher Andy Pettitte nearing a return and after struggling to regain his 2011 form, the New York Yankees have demoted pitcher Freddy Garcia to the bullpen.Garcia had given up at least five earn…