Toronto 8, NY Yankees 4

Date - Wednesday, September 29, 2010 7:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Larry Vanover, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 33143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
NY Yankees 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 11 1
Toronto 1 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 8 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Toronto 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1

Recap

Aaron Hill belted one of three Toronto home runs as the Blue Jays broke the franchise record for homers in a season, ending the home portion of their schedule with an 8-4 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

The loss was a pivotal one for the Yankees, who remain a half-game back of the Tampa Bay Rays in the race for the AL East title. Tampa dropped a 2-0 decision to the Baltimore Orioles.

Travis Snider, whose blast Tuesday night equaled the team record of 244 set in 2000, hit the record-setting dinger to lead off the bottom of the first inning against Yankees starter Javier Vazquez (10-10). John Buck added his 20th of the season in the second frame and Hill put an exclamation point on the proceedings with a three-run blast in the fifth, his 26th of the campaign.

Hill finished with four RBIs on a night the Jays honored outgoing manager Cito Gaston. The man who guided Toronto to its only two World Series titles in 1992 and 1993 was treated to a pregame celebration which included a stirring video featuring well wishes from Bobby Cox, Dusty Baker, Hank Aaron and others.

The offensive explosion made a winner out of left-hander Brett Cecil (15-7), who finished the season with a 4-0 record in five starts against the Yankees. Cecil allowed three runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out two.

Vazquez was lit up for seven runs in just 4 2/3 innings of work.

Alex Rodriguez belted a solo home run in the sixth, joining Barry Bonds as the only major league players to string together 13 consecutive seasons of at least 30 home runs and 100 RBIs.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Toronto
Javier Vazquez Player Brett Cecil
Loss W/L Win
4.2 IP 5.1
0 Strikeouts 2
10 Hits 9
13.50 ERA 5.06
Hitting
NY Yankees   Toronto
Francisco Cervelli Player Aaron Hill
3 Hits 2
1 RBI 4
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 11 1 15 .297 20 2 4 3 0 1
Toronto 12 3 22 .343 15 5 8 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Yankees have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.