The Yankees jumped out to an early lead, but failed to add tack on runs as Rafael Soriano blew a save en route to a 8-7 Toronto victory at Yankee Stadium Monday night.
Soriano was just one strike away from winning the game when Colby Rasmus sent a go-ahead, three-run homer into the right field seats. Derek Jeter tied the game in the 9th with his own homer, but that only delayed the eventual loss.
The loss hurts as the Yankees are now just 3.5 games ahead of the Orioles for first place in the AL East, but they have won four of their last five series and still have a chance to win this series. It was an ugly loss, but try not to overreact.