Lyle Overbay’s two-run, two-out seventh inning homer led the Yankees to a 3-2 win to complete a four-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday after R.A. Dickey had held the bats at bay for most of the game. Dickey had allowed just two hits entering the seventh, but after a Travis Hafner single, Overbay parked a knuckleball in the Yankees bullpen. Phil Hughes had his swing-and-miss stuff, striking out nine in six innings. He looked sharp enough to go deeper into the game – his improving slider was particularly nasty today – but a pitch count of 111 ended his outing a bit early. The Blue Jays scored their first run in the fourth on three consecutive weak singles with two outs, and then took the lead in the sixth on a two-out RBI double from Maicer Izturis. The Yankees scored their first run on a solo homer from Brennan Boesch in the second.
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