Yankees sweep Blue Jays for first time since August 2006

(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

How pesky have the Blue Jays been over the years? Despite not factoring into a playoff race at any point in recent seasons, the Yankees’ 9-3 win on Sunday afternoon marked the first time the Bombers managed to sweep a three-game series against Toronto since August 2006. I had initially thought that it had been since July 2007, as stated in my recap of the Saturday game, but I was incorrect.

The Yankees got on the board first against onetime Yankee owner Brett Cecil, who wound up going six innings and giving up four runs, and Derek Jeter‘s three-run home run in the third would be more than enough for CC Sabathia, who went 7 1/3 innings, giving up only two runs and striking out 10 men for the second straight start. Jeter also added a two-run double in the eighth, to drive in a career-high-tying five men on the day. Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher homered as well.

All in all it was a delightful weekend in the Bronx, especially considering how annoying the Blue Jays have been seemingly forever.

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  2. bornwithpinstripes

    no halladay ..no burnett..

  3. Dangerous Dean

    Congrats on the big sweep. My Rangers helped by clubbing the BoSox twice in Beantown. Now return the favor and kick the #$*# out of the Angels this weekend.

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