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TORONTO -- With October drawing near, CC Sabathia is struggling.
"They made him work tonight," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I didn't think his command was as good as it has been. He had some really good innings and then he had some innings where he struggled."
New York lost its second straight game on the last at-bat since Rivera got his 600th save Tuesday at Seattle, moving within one of Trevor Hoffman's career record.
The Yankees, whose AL East lead over second-place Boston was cut to 3½ games, lost for the sixth time in nine games and dropped to 3-5 on a 10-game trip that concludes with weekend games at Toronto. New York then returns to Yankee Stadium for a homestand that originally was five games but has swelled to eight because of rainouts.
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Sabathia won seven straight starts and nine of 10 from June 14 to Aug. 1. He's 3-3 with a 4.56 ERA in eight starts since.
"My arm feels good, my body feels good," Sabathia said. "It's just been not executing pitches when I need to."
This is just the second time this season the Sabathia has gone two starts without a win. He also did it Aug. 6 and 12.
"Command has been a big issue, but my stuff has been there," he said. "That's what's so frustrating."
Sabathia failed to earn his 20th win for the second straight start. The Yankees ace needed 120 pitches to get through 5 2/3 innings and matched season-highs by allowing 10 hits and walking four.
"I still think CC is going to run off some good starts, I really do," Girardi said. "He just hasn't been quite as sharp. He went late into a lot of games for us. His innings have piled up."
Ahead 3-1, Sabathia allowed a three-run double to Adam Lind in the fifth. Nick Swisher's RBI single tied it in the sixth, but Lind doubled off Boone Logan (5-3) leading off the ninth. Molina, who played for the Yankees from 2007-09, singled with one out off Cory Wade.
"I thought when we got the 3-1 lead we were going to win that game," Girardi said. "Jose got a pitch up in the zone and didn't miss it."
Lind came in batting .178 (13 for 73) in his past 18 games, but left feeling good about his big double off Sabathia.
"You couldn't do it against a better team or a better pitcher," Lind said.
Casey Janssen (5-0) pitched two scoreless innings as Toronto won for the fourth time in five games.
"We didn't miss pitches when they were on the plate," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said.
McGowan started in place of Brett Cecil, scratched because of a cut left index finger sustained while cleaning a blender Wednesday. McGowan allowed three runs and three hits in a season-high five innings.
"Tonight was the sharpest of the three outings he's had," Farrell said.
|Ahead 3-1 in the fifth, CC Sabathia reacts after allowing a critical three-run double to Adam Lind. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York Yankees|
|Derek Jeter, SS||4||0||0||0||0||2||1||.292|
|Curtis Granderson, CF||3||0||0||0||1||1||0||.264|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||1||1||.244|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||4||2||2||0||0||0||1||.306|
|Nick Swisher, RF||4||1||2||2||0||0||0||.263|
|Eric Chavez, 3B||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.273|
|Jorge Posada, DH||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||.238|
|Russell Martin, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.234|
|Brett Gardner, LF||2||0||0||0||1||0||0||.259|
|2B - Robinson Cano (44, Litsch), Nick Swisher (26, McGowan)|
|HR - Eric Chavez (2, McGowan)|
|RBI - Nick Swisher 2 (83), Eric Chavez 2 (25)|
|2-OUT RBI - Nick Swisher 2 (25), Eric Chavez 2 (9)|
|SB - Brett Gardner 2 (45, 2nd base off McGowan/Arencibia, 3rd base off McGowan/Arencibia)|
|Team LOB - 2|
|DP - Sabathia-Martin-Teixeira|
|New York Yankees|
|Boone Logan (L,5-3)||0.1||1||1||1||1||0||0||3.03|
|IBB - J. Bautista by David Robertson, Lawrie by Boone Logan|
|Pitches-Strikes - CC Sabathia 120-73, Luis Ayala 6-5, Rafael Soriano 17-11, David Robertson 24-11, Boone Logan 11-4, Cory Wade 3-2|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - CC Sabathia 5-3, David Robertson 1-1, Boone Logan 1-0|
|Batters Faced - CC Sabathia 30, Luis Ayala 1, Rafael Soriano 3, David Robertson 6, Boone Logan 3, Cory Wade 1|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Mike McCoy, SS||5||1||3||0||0||2||3||.207|
|Eric Thames, LF||5||0||0||0||0||3||6||.261|
|Jose Bautista, RF||1||1||1||0||4||0||0||.306|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||4||1||0||1||1||0||7||.277|
|Adam Lind, 1B||5||0||3||3||0||2||1||.255|
|Adam Loewen, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.357|
|Brett Lawrie, 3B||4||1||1||0||1||2||1||.301|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||5||0||0||0||0||3||5||.237|
|J.P. Arencibia, C||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.220|
|Dewayne Wise, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.202|
|Jose Molina, C||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.290|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||3||1||3||0||1||0||0||.216|
|2B - Adam Lind 2 (16, Sabathia, Logan), J.P. Arencibia (18, Robertson)|
|RBI - Edwin Encarnacion (52), Adam Lind 3 (83), Jose Molina (14)|
|2-OUT RBI - Adam Lind 3 (29)|
|SB - Edwin Encarnacion (8, 2nd base off Sabathia/Martin)|
|Team LOB - 14|
|Outfield Assists - Jose Bautista 1|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Jesse Litsch (BS,1)||2||2||1||1||0||0||0||4.33|
|Casey Janssen (W,5-0)||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.94|
|Pitches-Strikes - Dustin McGowan 75-43, Jesse Litsch 37-25, Casey Janssen 29-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin McGowan 9-1, Jesse Litsch 4-2, Casey Janssen 3-2|
|Batters Faced - Dustin McGowan 19, Jesse Litsch 8, Casey Janssen 6|
|Attendance - 29323|
|Game Time - 3:15|
|Temperature - 59|
|Umpires - Home - Jerry Meals, First Base - C.B. Bucknor, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|