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.