MLB: New York Yankees 2, Toronto 1

Aug. 28, 2012 at 10:04 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Phil Hughes shut the Blue Jays down on one run over seven innings Tuesday and the New York Yankees edged Toronto 2-1.

Hughes (13-11) surrendered four hits, worked around three walks and struck out five in the victory, his third straight in which he has yielded two earned runs or fewer.

David Robertson tossed a perfect eighth inning and Rafael Soriano collected his 34th save with a 1-2-3 ninth as American League East-leading New York evened its three-game set.

Nick Swisher provided a run-scoring single in the third inning and Curtis Granderson added a fourth-inning sacrifice fly to account for the Yankees' offense.

Toronto's Ricky Romero (8-12) dropped his 11th straight decision despite allowing only two runs on five hits through seven full frames.

Adeiny Hechavarria socked a solo homer in the fifth to supply the Blue Jays' only run.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
FSU dismisses QB after video shows him hitting woman
Tennessee Titans QB Mariota remains unsigned
Chicago Blackhawks trade G Nilsson to Edmonton Oilers for F Coughlin
VIDEO: Florida State's Johnson punches woman in face
Crash mars Tour de France 3rd stage