Saturday, September 5, 2009

Pettitte Wins, NY Holds Off Toronto

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, tries to turn a double play after forcing the out of Toronto Blue Jays' Marco Scutaro during first inning baseball action in Toronto on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009. (Daylife-AP Photos)

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After flirting with a perfect game in his previous outing against Baltimore, Pettitte (13-6) allowed four runs and four hits in six innings. The left-hander, unbeaten in eight starts, walked five and struck out three

Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira slugged solo homers to back an effective Andy Pettitte, as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays, 6-4, on Saturday at Rogers Centre

The 23-year-old recorded the final four outs in the Yankees' 6-4 win over the Blue Jays, filling in seamlessly for Rivera, who was out for the third straight day with a groin injury. It was Hughes' second save this week, his third of the season

Right-handers David Robertson and Brian Bruney each enjoyed scoreless appearances in front of Phil Hughes, who filled in for Rivera by recording a four-out save

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The Yankees improved to 87-49 this season and 59-1 when leading after six innings

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