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Alex Rodriguez Returns, New York Yankees' Winning Streak Comes to an End

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 5, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 19:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on from the dugout against the Detroit Tigers on August 19, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The Yankees got Alex Rodriguez back today, but his 2-for-5 day wasn’t enough to overcome Phil Hughes' poor start as the Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-3, ending their winning streak at eight games.

Here are some highlights:

  • Hughes allowed three home runs for the second time this season (last time was July 4, also against Toronto).
  • With an 0-for-4 day, Derek Jeter is now batting .154 over his last 20 games.
  • Nick Swisher, day-to-day with a knee injury, pinch hit and went 0-for-1.
  • Austin Kearns, day-to-day with a thumb injury, came in as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning.
  • Don’t blame the bottom of the order for this one; Greg Golson and Ramiro Pena combined to go 3-for-6.
  • Brett Cecil is now 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA in four starts against the Yankees this season.

The Rays also lost so they remain 2.5 games behind the Yankees. Up next are the Baltimore Orioles.

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