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Jays able to avert sweep

TORONTO—With such a thin line between being on the N.Y. Yankees’ heels and getting swept at home, the Toronto Blue Jays didn’t hesitate and handed the ball to their fifth starter with the 5.26 ERA.

Drew Hutchison took it, threw a gem, and helped the Jays beat the Yankees 3-1 yesterday afternoon at Rogers Centre to move to a half-game back in the AL East.

Nats given day off

SAN FRANCISCO—Washington manager Matt Williams figures his team needs a break.

He’s giving them one.

The Nationals dropped their sixth-straight—losing to World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants 5-0 yesterday to complete a four-game sweep and matching Washington’s longest skid of the season.

Wawrinka takes offence

MONTREAL—French Open champion Stan Wawrinka urged tennis authorities today to take action against Nick Kyrgios for an “unacceptable” comment during a match at the Rogers Cup.

Wawrinka wrote on his Twitter account that the Australian’s words were “not only unacceptable but also beyond belief.”