TORONTO — No one is happier to see the end of another Yankees road trip than pitcher Phil Hughes.
Rajai Davis matched a career high with five RBIs, Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat Hughes and New York 10-7 Sunday, snapping a five-game losing streak.
Hughes matched a season worst by allowing seven earned runs in four innings, and dropped to 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA in his past four road starts.
“He made mistakes in the middle of the plate and they didn’t miss them,” manager Joe Girardi said.
In sharp contrast to his road struggles, Hughes has gone 4-0 in his past four starts at Yankee Stadium, and hasn’t lost in the Bronx since June 20 against Atlanta.
Hughes, who gave up four runs in 4 1/3 innings of a 6-5 loss at Detroit last week, lost consecutive starts for the first time since dropping back-to-back outings April 25 at Texas and May 1 against Baltimore.