4 Hits Allowed by Candelaria in Yankee Win
John Candelaria allowed four hits over seven innings today, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays and a sweep of the three-game series.
Candelaria, 2-1, struck out five to pass the 1,500 mark for his career. Lee Guetterman pitched the final 1 1/3 innings to earn his third save.
Jimmy Key, 2-2, took the loss. He gave up 10 hits and four runs in 6 1/3 innings.
The Yankees had a big inning in the fourth, scoring three runs.
Don Slaught started the rally with a two-out triple to left. Bob Brower walked, and Tom Brookens drove in Slaught with a bloop single to right. Brower went to third on Brookens’ single and scored on Alvaro Espinoza’s single. Roberto Kelly then drove in Brookens with a double.
Jesse Barfield was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Brower in the fifth.