Robinson Cano hit two home runs and David Phelps was solid again as the Yankees beat the hapless Blue Jays, 7-2, in front of 45,577 at Yankee Stadium. The first-place Yankees have now won eight of nine against last-place Toronto and lead the Jays by 10 games in the AL East. They got there thanks, in part, to Cano, who had a multi-homer game for the second time this season and the 12th time in his career.
Cano’s pair of two-run home runs helped stake Phelps to a 5-1 lead. He did the rest, shaking off early control troubles to strike out eight. Phelps, in the longest outing of his career, pitched seven strong, allowing just one run on six hits and three walks. Curtis Granderson went hitless in his first career start in right field. Travis Hafner hit his seventh homer of the season in just his 100th at-bat. That includes five in 54 at-bats at Yankee Stadium.
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