There’s not much time left, but the Yankees are doing what they can to make a run. Today it was a doubleheader sweep against the Blue Jays — with power coming from unlikely places — capped by a 3-2 walk-off win in the night game. Jayson Nix hit a game-tying home run in the seventh — just a few hours after another unexpected power source, Chris Stewart, hit a go-ahead home run in the first game — and the Yankees finally won it in the ninth when pinch runner Ichiro Suzuki stole third and scored on a Nix single. Mariano Rivera pitched in both games, closing out the first and getting the win in the second. Game 2 starter Phil Hughes was solid again. He went six-plus innings allowing two runs on seven hits, most of which were relatively weak singles. That’s back-to-back winable starts from a guy who seemed to be pitching his way out of the rotation (if the Yankees could find another healthy option).
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