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The Blue Jays snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium

Jul 26, 2014, 7:55 PM EST

Casey Janssen, Dioner Navarro AP

The Blue Jays escaped with a 6-4 victory over the Yankees this afternoon and with it, they snapped a 17-game losing streak at Yankee Stadium. The losing skid began on September 19, 2012 and continued when the Jays lost on Friday night. The streak is the second longest in Jays’ history, trailing the 19 consecutive games lost to the Orioles at Memorial Stadium between 1978-81, per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm.

Dan Johnson played the hero, knocking in four runs on the afternoon including three with a home run off of Jeff Francis in the ninth inning. The blast gave the Jays a 6-2 lead. Closer Casey Janssen got into some trouble in the bottom of the ninth, serving up a two-run home run to Carlos Beltran to make it 6-4, but he was able to retire Brian McCann and Chase Headley to end the game and the Yankee Stadium skid.

The win snaps the Yankees’ four-game winning streak. The Jays have won six of their last eight. Both teams trail the AL East-leading Orioles by 3.5 games.

  1. elwaysagenius - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    If Paul Goldschmidt is America’s 1st baseman, Dan Johnson is the Universe’s 1st baseman.

    • proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:20 PM

      Johnson was the DH today. Bautista played first base. The Jays are fortunate that Brian McCann is not a first baseman. Subbing for the injured Tex, he butchered a couple of fielding plays.

      • elwaysagenius - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:35 PM

        The universe’s DH doesn’t have the same ring to it.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:52 PM

        Agreed

  2. proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 8:25 PM

    The baseball gods finally took pity on the Jays and delivered a much needed win. Drew Hutchinson was the winning pitcher. He has been terrific on the road and terrible at home.

    Tomorrow is another day, and now that the evil spell has been broken, the Jays have a realistic chance to win the series.

    • Francisco (FC) - Jul 26, 2014 at 9:57 PM

      The baseball gods finally took pity on the Jays and delivered a much needed win.

      I’m certain the Blue Jays players will say that they had a teeny tiny role in winning that game and deserve just a smidgen of credit.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 26, 2014 at 10:01 PM

        During the streak, there were several games in Yankee Stadium in which the Jays played well enough to win, but failed to do so.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 27, 2014 at 6:57 AM

    I heard some Yankee fans chanting USA, USA, USA which was kind of weird. There are numerous Americans playing for the Jays and NY is not a typical US city. The Yankee loss was certainly not a loss for the US.

    • bigmeechy74 - Jul 27, 2014 at 9:13 AM

      lol seriously? That’s really stupid. Who has national pride when it involves two teams in the same division? People actually care that they are playing against an organization from Canada? Wow those fans are complete morons

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