Is this the final image of Joba Chamberlain in pinstripes? Was this the last gasp of the 2013 Yankees? The Yankees were already trailing in the seventh when Joba Chamberlain came out of the bullpen and allowed a crushing, three-run home run that sent the Blue Jays to a 6-2 win tonight at Rogers Centre. There was a sense that the Yankees could afford to lose only two of their final 12 games, and they lost two of three in Toronto, leaving reason to wonder if this might have been the final straw. The Yankees can no longer reach 90 wins, and even winning the rest of their games is no guarantee of a playoff berth. Chamberlain entered a 3-1 game and allowed a walk, a single and a home run by Adam Lind. Chamberlain did not record an out before being pulled. Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t great but went six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. The Yankees offense was once again underwhelming, getting just five hits and scoring its only runs on a Curtis Granderson solo homer and a ninth-inning ground out.
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