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Yanks' downward spiral continues in the Bronx

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Credit: ESPN.com/AP


The Yankees dropped their season-high fourth in a row overall, a skid that has dropped them out of the AL East lead. And their slump at Yankee Stadium is their worst since they lost 10 straight in 1986. New York has lost 11 of the last 12 at home.


Now, what had shaped up as a festive afternoon in the Bronx on Monday has become a little more desperate for the Yankees. While Roger Clemens will make his first try at earning his 300th career victory, he'll also try to stop the division-leading Boston Red Sox.


Greg Myers hit a two-run double and Josh Phelps also drove in two runs as the Blue Jays finished off an 8-2 road trip. The sweep over the Yankees came in Toronto's 27th season.


Yankees manager Joe Torre dramatically changed his lineup, trying to spark his floundering team. Derek Jeter did fine as the new leadoff man, hitting a home run and a single, and Soriano went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in the ninth while hitting in the third slot for the first time in his major league career.


Doug Davis (2-3), claimed on waivers by the Blue Jays on April 30 after being cut by Texas, pitched five innings and ended his three-game losing streak. He held New York to one run, working around six hits and two walks.


Toronto used four relievers, with Cliff Politte getting his eighth save.


The Yankees stranded 12 runners, including at least one in every inning. New York also got a hit in every inning.
 

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Good.

They were 22-6 and now i believe there 29-22

7-16 since then, wow.
 

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Maybe they are just getting that one big 'bump in the road' out of the way early.

They will probably snap this spiral and go an a tear.

later.........
 

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