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McGowan struggles against Yankees
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Dustin McGowan struggled for four and a third innings this past Sunday as he and the Toronto Blue Jays lost 7-5 to the New York Yankees.
Traveling to Yankee Stadium and being eliminated from post-season play, the Blue Jays were hoping to play spoiler for New York as they try to catch Boston in the American League East standings. Unfortunately, the team who had their day spoiled was the Blue Jays.
McGowan, who has been money for most of the season, couldn’t find any consistent pitch, and that was most evident in the 25-year old giving up a career-high six walks in the game.
As the right-hander fell behind batters all day, it resulted in the Yankees getting free bases, and Toronto struggling in a game that wasn’t as close as the score appeared.
For the day, McGowan faced 24 batters, throwing 112 pitches with 66 being for strikes. He struck out 5, walked 6 and gave up 6 earned runs. With the loss, he now has 11 wins against 10 losses, and has an ERA of 4.07.
On Monday, the Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 4-1, as rookie Jesse Litsch went for eight innings in a dominating performance.
With that win, the Blue Jays (79-77) are two games above the .500 mark, and hope to continue to play good baseball as the season winds down.
McGowan is scheduled to make his final appearance of the season this Friday, as the Jays takes on the Tampa Devil Rays at Rogers Centre Stadium in Toronto.  
The Long County native has faced the team four times and has a 1-0 record with a 3.32 ERA against them.
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