Jays Snap Yanks' Win Streak

Wang cranks out 6 solid innings before wheels come off; NY falls 7½ behind Boston
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2007 6:15 AM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays Aaron Hill tags up behind New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez after hitting a run-scoring triple in the Blue Jays 3-2 win over the Yankees in their baseball game at Yankee...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Blue Jays snapped the Yankees' five-game winning streak yesterday in the Bronx, hammering ace Chien-Ming Wang in a 3-2 win. Wang, who had been masterful this season, blew a 2-0 lead by surrendering six hits in the seventh, and the Bombers' bats had no reply.

Toronto's bullpen came up big, blanking the Yanks in the final three innings. "It's just too bad " Alex Rodriguez said. "When you're up 2-0 in the seventh at home, you feel like it's a must win." At 48-45, 7½ back of Boston in the AL East, the Yanks are starting to feel that pressure every time they take the field.