Blue Jays Pound AJ Burnette, Yankees Magic Number Remains At One

Wells, Buck homer and Blue Jays beat Yankees 7-5

      TORONTO (AP) – Vernon Wells hit a three-run homer, John Buck
added a solo shot and the Toronto Blue Jays pounded A.J. Burnett,
then held on for a 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday.
      Toronto assured itself of at least a .500 finish and temporarily
denied the Yankees the chance to clinch a playoff berth. A Boston
loss later Monday would also send New York into the postseason.
      Mark Teixeira hit a three-run homer and Curtis Granderson added
a two-run drive for the Yankees, who have lost five of six.
      The Blue Jays lead the major leagues with 243 home runs this
season, one shy of the team record set in 2000.
      Toronto left-hander Marc Rzepczynski (3-4) allowed two runs and
four hits in five innings to win back-to-back starts for the first
time this season. He walked three and matched a career high with
nine strikeouts.
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