Tampa Bay lost today, giving the Yankees an opportunity to climb back into first place in the American League East. Joe Girardi used nearly all of his regular hitters, but after clinching a spot in the playoffs last night, he started Javier Vazquez instead of Andy Pettitte. It was Vazquez who allowed three home runs and left the Yankees with a hole they couldn’t escape in an 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. The only bright spot: Alex Rodriguez reached the 30-home run, 100-RBI mark for a 13th straight season.
Associated Press photo of Vazquez