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Yankees drop third straight to Blue Jays

It has been a rough two-month stretch for the New York Yankees, and that continued on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium as they fell to the Toronto Blue Jays, 5-2. New York has lost 14 of its last 17 games and 25 of its last 37.

Gerrit Cole started for the Yankees and did not allow a run or a hit through the first four innings. However, the right-hander ran into trouble in the fifth. He surrendered four runs on five hits over six innings while walking two and striking out five.

Ron Marrinacio and Scott Effross had scoreless appearances in relief, while Albert Abreu gave up a run.

Estevan Florial collected his first hit and RBI of the season with a single through the left side in the bottom of the second. Gleyber Torres provided the other run with his 18th home run of the season in the bottom of the eighth. New York finished 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base.

The Yankees will send Nestor Cortes to the mound on Sunday as they will try to avoid the four-game sweep. The first pitch is slated for 1:35 p.m.