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Yankees Outslug Blue Jays to Complete Sweep

Streaking Ichiro Suzuki hit a go-ahead, two-run double in a seven-run fourth inning capped by Nick Swisher’s grand slam, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7 Thursday night to open a one-game AL East lead over idle Baltimore.

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After struggling for much of the summer, the Yankees completed a three-game sweep of the Blue Jays and have won five in a row, their longest winning string since June 23-27.

Backed by an 8-2 lead, Phil Hughes (16-12) lasted just five innings.

Toronto trailed 10-4 before a three-run eighth. David Robertson got three outs for his second save this season and first since May 8.

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

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