Technically a one-run game until the eighth, tonight’s 10-4 Yankees win against Toronto never felt like much of a game. Starter Freddy Garcia was pulled after just 78 pitches, but his six innings were plenty effecient with no walks and only two truly hard-hit balls. The Blue Jays committed two errors, not counting the “base hit” that missed Kelly Johnson’s glove, hit his head and opened the door to two Yankees insurance runs in the eighth, or the missed fly ball that was ruled a double and led to two more runs in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki had five RBI, Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter and Nick Swisher had two hits apiece and Mark Teixeira hit his 22nd home run of the season. Leading 3-2, the Yankees pulled away with three runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth. Those two innings put the game out of reach, which is exactly where it was supposed to be.
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