Buehrle gives up three home runs in Blue Jays loss to Yankees

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle reacts as New York Yankees batter Robinson Cano (L)...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle reacts as New York Yankees batter Robinson Cano (L) runs the bases after he hit a three-run home run in the third inning of their MLB American League game at Yankee Stadium in New York April 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:43 PM ET

NEW YORK - There has been a very short list of efficiencies by this star-crossed edition of the Blue Jays but, for one thing, the pitching staff had managed, on the road, to keep the ball in the yard.

Heading into Thursday's opener of a four-game set against the New York Yankees, the Jays had not allowed a road home run in 75 innings, dating back to the fourth inning of their road opener in Detroit on April 9.

That all changed in one 10-batter sequence that sank the Blue Jays in a 5-3 Yankee victory. The game featured three home runs against lefthander Mark Buehrle that accounted for all the New York scoring.

The Jays hit a pair of home runs of their own -- one by Edwin Encarnacion, the other by Brett Lawrie -- but squandered a rare early two-run lead. The bats fell silent after the second inning as 21 of the final 23 hitters were retired. Maicer Izturis reached on an error in the fourth and Lawrie beat out an infield hit in the seventh.


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