Blue Jays overpower Yankees without Encarnacion

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R. A. Dickey throws against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre in...

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R. A. Dickey throws against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Sept. 17, 2013. (MICHAEL PEAKE/Toronto Sun)

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

TORONTO - J.P. Arencibia take a bow. You are now the last man standing.

On Tuesday the Toronto Blue Jays placed Edwin Encarnacion (cartilage tear in his left wrist) and reliever Brett Cecil (elbow pain) on the disabled list, which left Arencibia as the lone everyday starter not to go on the DL this season.

It is a sad end to a sad season and certainly is not the way the Jays thought they’d be playing it out.

In the giddiness of the off-season when general manager Alex Anthopoulos was doing his wheeling and dealing, this series against the New York Yankees was viewed as a must-have ticket. It was supposed to be a time when late-season games against a divisional opponent would have so much meaning in regards to post-season plans.

The Yankees, who are as badly battered as the Jays, still cling to the hope of a post-season berth but their pursuit of that dream got a kick in the nards on the weekend in Boston when the Red Sox swept a three-game series.

Though mathematically alive in the chase of a wild card spot, the Bronx Bombers are up against it and Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to the Jays didn’t help them any.


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