After an uplifting win in Tampa, Toronto was supposed to be a sort of safe harbor for the Yankees; a place where they would have the upper hand and a legitimate chance to turn last night’s win into another winning streak. That didn’t happen. Phil Hughes had another bad start, and the Yankees couldn’t beat R.A. Dickey for a third time this season. Hughes was out of the game before the end of the fifth inning, and the Yankees lost 5-2, their third loss in four days. Hughes allowed five runs — three earned — through 4.2 innings. David Huff provided another hitless outing of long relief and might be a better rotation option going forward. Hughes was hurt by Ichiro Suzuki’s defensive mistake in the fifth, but he also allowed plenty of damage on his own. Alex Rodriguez homered and Brett Gardner had two hits, providing the offensive high points for the Yankees.
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