NEW YORK -- David Phelps put his pitches in all the right places against a struggling team that was stuck in the wrong spot. Mark Clayton Youth Jersey . Phelps threw seven strong innings, Carlos Beltran drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat Toronto 6-4 Thursday night for their 16th consecutive home win over the Blue Jays. "Everything was a little bit crisper today," Phelps said. "I was able to be aggressive the entire game." Jacoby Ellsbury stole two bases, scored twice and hit one of three early sacrifice flies for the Yankees off Drew Hutchison. New York swiped four bags in all and scratched out its fifth run when Brett Gardner was going as Derek Jeter hit an RBI groundout -- preventing an inning-ending double play. Phelps (3-4) yielded two runs and struck out seven in winning his second straight outing after a four-start skid. The Yankees earned their first three-game sweep at home this season and sliced Torontos lead in the AL East to 1 1/2 games. "Big series for us," reliever Adam Warren said after New York won for the seventh time in nine games. "Its nice to kind of see our team click a little bit and play some good baseball." Citing research by the Elias Sports Bureau, the Yankees said the winning streak against Toronto is their longest at home against one team since a 19-game run vs. Cleveland from June 1960 to April 1962. Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion each hit a two-run homer for the Blue Jays, who have lost nine of 12 and were swept for the first time since Sept. 10-12 last season by the Los Angeles Angels. Toronto has dropped 25 of 27 at Yankee Stadium dating to 2011 and hasnt won in the Bronx since Aug. 29, 2012. "Hey, if youre going to play in prime time, youve got to perform on the big stage and we didnt do it," manager John Gibbons said. "Were fully capable of doing it. We just didnt do it. Itll be definitely good to move on." With closer David Robertson receiving a rest, Warren got two outs for his second save -- ending a rhythm-less game that took 3 hours, 47 minutes. Gibbons was on the field five times in the first six innings for four discussions with the umpires, plus a pitching change. Phelps equaled his career high with 115 pitches and finished strong. He retired pinch-hitter Adam Lind with two on to end the sixth and then struck out two in a perfect seventh. "We really pushed him tonight," manager Joe Girardi said. "He did a great job." The right-hander was fired up, too, clenching his fist and yelling after freezing Jose Reyes for strike three with his final delivery. Phelps made a key defensive play to protect a one-run lead in the fifth. He got Reyes on a soft grounder with the infield in, pinning a runner at third, and then knocked down Cabreras two-out comebacker. Phelps whirled around and scrambled to find the ball near the front of the mound, then zipped a throw to first just in time. "I knew that it went down. I knew it wasnt going to be far away, I just had to get my eyes on it," Phelps said. "Straight scramble mode as soon as it hit me." Cabrera tripped awkwardly over the bag and tumbled hard to the turf, but appeared to be fine. Phelps also picked off Cabrera at second base with two runners on in the first inning and Encarnacion at the plate. Phelps and Girardi both called it the biggest play of the game. "The way our teams been playing right now, its exciting baseball," Phelps said. Encarnacion hit his 21st homer in the eighth, a long drive to left off Shawn Kelley that cut it to 6-4. Yankees hitters ran up Hutchisons pitch count early, just as they did against fellow youngster Marcus Stroman in the series opener. Kelly Johnson had a sacrifice fly in the second and Beltran added one in the third. Making his Yankee Stadium debut, Hutchison (5-5) threw 38 pitches in the second inning and needed 76 to get through three. He was pulled in the fifth trailing 3-2. "Youve got to make better pitches," Hutchison said. "When I got ahead I didnt make good pitches to put them away, and I fell behind quite a bit, too." Beltran hit an RBI double off Aaron Loup, and Brian Roberts stole two bases in the sixth before scoring on Jeters groundout. Steve Delabar walked three in the seventh, including Yangervis Solarte with the bases loaded to make it 6-2. NOTES: Toronto has seven more games scheduled at Yankee Stadium this year. The Blue Jays return on July 25. ... Lind had been sidelined since leaving Saturdays game in Baltimore with a bruised right foot. ... Lights-out Yankees reliever Dellin Betances was unavailable after pitching three scoreless innings in the first two games of the series, Girardi said. ... Johnson was shaken up and removed after the ball hit his left hand when he fouled off a bunt in the sixth. Solarte pinch-hit with a full count and struck out. X-rays on Johnson were negative and he is day to day with bruised fingers. 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Ross Detwiler (1-2), one of six Washington pitchers, tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the victory. Philadelphias season-best, five-game winning streak was snapped. The Nationals also found out on Saturday that right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who had Tommy John surgery in August 2009, doesnt have structural damage to his throwing shoulder or elbow now. Zimmermann abruptly left Fridays start in the fourth inning due to arm pain. However, an MRI revealed a biceps strain that likely wont cost him a start. "Thats a big relief for us," Nationals manager Matt Williams said. Zimmermann was slated to participate in his second straight All-Star Game on Tuesday, but he wont make the trip to Minneapolis. He was replaced on the NL roster by Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez. "I feel pretty good today," Zimmermann said. "I expect it to get better every day." His teammates were feeling good, as well, after gutting out an extra-inning win over Philadelphia. "Huge win coming back with a day game (Sunday) right before the All-Star break," Ryan Zimmerman said. Rafael Soriano struck out the side in the 10th for his 22nd save. Washingtons Stephen Strasburg struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings and was in line for the victory before Ben Reveres RBI single with two outs in the eighth tied it 3-3. Marlon Byrd had two hits and two RBIs, and Revere had a pair of hits for the Phillies. The Nationals went ahead in the 10th against Jake Diekman (3-3). Denard Span led off with a walk, and after Anthony Rendon lined out to right, Werth hit a chopper to second baseman Chase Utley. He tried to get the force at second, but Span was safe. "I thought we had a play," Utley said. "It didnt work out in our favour. It was a big play. I tried to get it to him quickly. It didnt work." Diekman struck out Adam LaRoche before Zimmerman singled to centre to score Span and give the Nationals a 4-3 lead. "Hes been clutch his whole career," Strasburg said. Werth went to third on Revveres throw and scored on a wild pitch. Mark Clayton Jersey. Diekman was ejected by home-plate umpire Andy Fletcher following the inning. "I asked, Were any of those close?" Diekman said. "With a smirk on his face, he said, What pitches? With a grin on his face, he told me I was kicked out of the game. Thats literally what I said." Strasburg gave up two runs and seven hits in a matchup of aces with Philadelphias Cole Hamels. "He made pitches when he had to," Williams said. Hamels surrendered three runs and four hits, striking out five and walking three, in seven strong innings. It was the 11th time in 13 starts the left-hander has gone at least seven innings, but he continued to be a victim of lack of run support. The Phillies offence averaged 6.2 runs during their winning streak but managed just two for Hamels. The Nationals got on the board in the first when Span scored on Werths groundout. Ian Desmond, who returned to the lineup after missing Fridays game with a right thumb injury, led off the second with a double. Hamels then retired 12 of the next 13 batters before walking Rendon to lead off the sixth. Werth followed with an opposite-field homer, his 11th, to put Washington in front 3-0. The Phillies couldnt muster much offence against Strasburg until the sixth. After walking Grady Sizemore to lead off the third, Strasburg retired the next nine batters before Jimmy Rollins leadoff single in the sixth. Utley followed with a single to put runners on first and second. After an out, the Phillies executed a double-steal, moving runners to second and third. Both scored on Byrds single to left that pulled Philadelphia within 3-2. Strasburg struck out Cody Asche for the second out but was lifted after walking Cameron Rupp to put runners on first and second. Jerry Blevins relieved Strasburg and got Revere to line out to left. Revere came up big for the Phillies in the eighth when he singled home the tying run with two outs off Tyler Clippard. NOTES: Nationals C Wilson Ramos went 0-for-4 to end his 14-game hitting streak. ... Washingtons Scott Hairston started in place of Bryce Harper in left. Hairston entered batting .395 (15-for-38) with five homers against Hamels and went 1-for-3 against the lefty. ... The teams complete their series on Sunday when Washington RHP Tanner Roark (7-6, 3.12) opposes Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (4-8, 4.46). ' ' '