Yankees Lose Record Streak of 2,665 Games Without Back-to-Back Shutouts

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffAugust 10, 2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees walks off the field after he struck out in the eighth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Elsa/Getty Images

The New York Yankees were held scoreless by the Toronto Blue Jays pitching staff Saturday and Sunday, marking the first time in an MLB-record 2,665 games that the Bronx Bombers have been shut out in consecutive contests, per MLB Stat of the Day.

Blue Jays pitcher David Price tossed seven scoreless innings during Saturday's 6-0 victory, then fellow Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada pitched 6.1 scoreless innings during Sunday's 2-0 win.

The Jays also won the first game of the series Friday night, beating the Yankees 2-1 in 10 innings.

The Yankees have now gone 26 innings without scoring, as their only run during the three-game sweep came on first baseman Mark Teixeira's home run in the second inning of Friday's game.

Per ESPN Stats & Info, the Bombers previously hadn't been shut out in consecutive games since May 1999, though they did go on to win 98 games and the World Series that season.

This weekend's showing was far more harmful to the franchise, as the Blue Jays pulled within 1.5 games of the Yankees at the top of the American League East standings.

While the Blue Jays are clearly the primary threat, the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays are also within striking range at five and six games back, respectively.


The latest in the sports world, emailed daily.