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September 15, 1996: Yankees fall to Blue Jays 3-1

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The Yankees lost to the Blue Jays tonight by a score of 3-1, ending their five game win streak.

Ramiro Mendoza got the spot start and went five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. The Yankees took the lead in the third when Derek Jeter hit a solo home run to left field, but Mendoza gave up two in the bottom half.

Blue Jays starter, Woody Williams, went eight innings, struck out eight, and allowed just the one run on five hits. Closer Mike Timlin came on in the ninth and struck out the side.

With the Orioles win, the Yankees’ division lead is now down to just 2.5 games. Jimmy Key starts tomorrow against Paul Quantrill.