R.A. Dickey Shuts out the Yankees

Tonight R.A. Dickey pitched a solid seven shut out innings, as the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 2-0.  Colby Rasmus opened the scoring in the bottom of the 4th with a solo homerun to right field off Andy Pettitte.  Rajai Davis followed in the bottom of the 7th inning off Shawn Kelley, the first batter Kelley faced after replacing starter Pettitte.

Sergio Santos pitched a perfect 8th inning, despite an error charged to Ryan Goins which allowed Curtis Granderson to reach first.

The bottom of the 8th inning saw Adam Lind pinch hit for Mark DeRosa, and Anthony Gose pitch hitting for Kevin Pillar.  The Blue Jays almost made it 3-0 when with two out Gose hit the ball into left field, but Lind was caught out at home plate.  Lind would stay in the game at first base, and Gose took over for Pillar in left field.  J.P. Arencibia entered the game in the 9th inning, replacing Josh Thole.

For the 9th inning, closer Casey Janssen came in and struck out the side to end the ballgame.

R.A. Dickey improved to 13-12, finishing seven innings while giving up no runs, four hits, two walks and eight strikeouts.  His ERA for the season dropped to 4.21.  Andy Pettitte dropped to 10-10, pitching 6.2 innings, one earned run, six hits, two walks, and five strikeouts.  Casey Janssen picked up his 31st save this season.

The Blue Jays improved to 69-81 while the Yankees fell to 79-72.  The Yankees are now 3.5 games out of a wild card position, 12.5 games back of division leading Boston Red Sox.

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