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Yankees Blow Late Lead in Extra-Inning Loss to Blue Jays

Colby Rasmus hit a three-run homer off Rafael Soriano with two outs in the ninth inning and the Toronto Blue Jays took advantage of Derek Lowe’s wild pickoff throw in the 11th to beat the New York Yankees 8-7 Monday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak.

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Moments after Rasmus’ stunning drive put Toronto ahead 7-6, Derek Jeter tied it with a home run off Casey Janssen. But the last-place Blue Jays didn’t cave, scratching out a run two innings later to stop an eight-game slide at Yankee Stadium.

The loss might have been a costly one in more ways than one for the AL East-leading Yankees. Slugging first baseman Mark Teixeira was pulled with a strained left calf and sent to the hospital for an MRI.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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