NY Yankees 5, Toronto 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, August 11, 2012 1:07 PM
Location - Rogers Centre
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Jim Joyce, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Jim Reynolds, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 45582

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
NY Yankees 67-46 34-22 33-24 W4
Toronto 53-60 28-25 25-35 L5

Recap



Yankees 5, Blue Jays 2: Ivan Nova threw 7 1/3 sensational innings and Casey McGehee belted a three-run homer as visiting New York won its fourth straight game.

Nova (11-6) breezed through Toronto's patchwork lineup, limiting the Blue Jays to two runs on five hits while striking out 10. The right-hander came into the game having allowed 16 runs over 10 1/3 innings in his previous two starts.

Derek Jeter added two hits and an RBI for the Yankees, who lead the Tampa Bay Rays by six games in the American League East.

New York broke things open with a four-run fourth inning against Blue Jays starter Aaron Laffey (3-3). With runners on first and second and two out, Jayson Nix lined a single to left field that brought home Mark Teixeira, who slid in just ahead of the throw from Rajai Davis.

McGehee followed with a blast into the second deck in center field, his ninth home run of the season and first since coming to New York in a trade with Milwaukee.

Toronto got on the board in the fourth. Davis reached on a single, stole second base and came around to score on Edwin Encarnacion's line-drive single to right field.

New York made it 5-1 in the sixth on doubles from McGehee and Jeter.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Yankees placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation and pain in his elbow. Sabathia is 12-3 with a 3.56 ERA. ...  Laffey was charged with five runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 frames. He walked four and struck out two. ... The game drew 45,582 to the Rogers Centre, the third announced sellout of the season. ... Jeter joined Hank Aaron as the only players in major-league history with 17 straight seasons of at least 150 hits. ... Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar was lifted from the game after he was hit in the elbow by a Nova pitch. Escobar, who was hit twice in the game, is the sixth member of the Jays' regular starting lineup on the sidelines.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Toronto
Ivan Nova Player Aaron Laffey
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 5.2
10 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 7
2.45 ERA 7.94
Hitting
NY Yankees   Toronto
Casey McGeheePlayer Edwin Encarnacion
2 Hits 2
3 RBI 2
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 7 1 13 .206 14 5 5 5 0 0
Toronto 5 0 6 .161 14 11 2 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game at home against NY Yankees. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .390 after a loss.
  • NY Yankees will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .627 after a win and .543 after a loss.