MLB: N.Y. Yankees 2, Toronto 1 (2nd game)

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Ichiro Suzuki broke an eighth-inning tie with an RBI single Wednesday, sending the New York Yankees to a 2-1 win over Toronto and a doubleheader sweep.

New York won the opener 4-2 with Suzuki producing three hits and scoring twice.


The Yankees' sweep ran their winning streak to four games and kept them in front of Baltimore in the race for the American League East title.

The second game of the doubleheader had been deadlocked at 1-1 since the second inning when Curtis Granderson led off the eighth with a walk against Steve Delabar (4-3).

Granderson moved to second on a sacrifice by Jayson Nix and stole third during an at-bat that eventually saw Steve Pearce strike out.

That brought up Suzuki with two away and he singled home Granderson on a 1-1 pitch.

The victory went to Cody Eppley (1-2), who won the second game of his two-year career. He struck out the only batter he faced in the eighth inning.

Rafael Soriano came on in the ninth to pick up his 42nd save.


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