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Bullpen blows lead as Yankees drop finale to Blue Jays

One strike away from escaping from an eighth-inning jam, David Robertson had snapped off four consecutive curveballs and doubted his ability to survive a fifth. The Yankees’ reliever decided to rear back for a fastball, and Justin Smoak was ready for it.

Smoak crushed Robertson’s ninth pitch of the at-bat over the center-field wall for his second career grand slam, capping a six-RBI performance for the Blue Jays’ switch-hitter and handing the Yankees a crushing 7-4 defeat on Sunday afternoon at Rogers Centre. Read More