Toronto 8, NY Yankees 7

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Monday, August 27, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Angel Hernandez, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 42962

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 57-70 31-30 26-40 W1
NY Yankees 74-54 39-25 35-29 L1


Blue Jays 8, Yankees 7 (11): Pinch runner Mike McCoy scored the winning run on a weak infield groundout in the 11th inning as visiting Toronto halted its seven-game losing streak.

In a game featuring seven home runs, including a pair of dramatic ninth-inning blasts, rookie Adeiny Hechavarria's slow roller plated the winning run as McCoy alertly broke for home after Hechavarria was thrown out at first.

Yorvit Torrealba had three hits, including a two-run homer and a leadoff single in the 11th to spark the winning rally off Derek Lowe (8-11), who made a wild pickoff throw to allow McCoy to advance to third.

Darren Oliver (3-2) worked two hitless innings, striking out three, for the win after Casey Janssen blew the save in the ninth.

Slumping Colby Rasmus belted a three-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth to put the Blue Jays ahead 7-6, but Yankees captain Derek Jeter tied it in the bottom of the inning with a leadoff homer to force extra frames.

Adam Lind, in his first game since returning from the disabled list, homered and had two hits as Toronto won for only the sixth time in its last 27 games.

Robinson Cano belted a pair of homers and Nick Swisher added a two-run blast for the Yankees, who lost for the fifth time in seven games.

Jays starter Henderson Alvarez was knocked out of the game with one out in the fourth inning when he took a hard shot off his left shin. Yankees starter David Phelps allowed four runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cano's first homer was the 170th of his career, pushing him past Tony Lazzeri for the most by a second baseman in franchise history. It was his ninth career multi-homer game. ... Alvarez was listed as day-to-day with a shin contusion. He gave the Blue Jays a scare in the second inning when he attempted to barehanded a comebacker by Eric Chavez in the bottom of the second. ... The Yankees acquired OF/1B Steve Pearce from Houston for cash considerations. Pearce play for New York's Triple-A affiliate earlier this year before he was traded to Baltimore and claimed on waivers by the Astros after the Orioles designated him for assignment. ... Jays slugger Jose Bautista, who went back on the disabled list after aggravating a wrist injury Saturday, was examined by a wrist specialist Monday in Cleveland. He's expected to rejoin the team Tuesday. ... Little League World Series champion Japan was at Yankee Stadium and received applause from the fans. ... Rasmus singled in the sixth for only his second hit in 40 at-bats. He had struck out in 16 of his previous 18 at-bats.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   NY Yankees
Henderson Alvarez Player David Phelps
No Decision W/L No Decision
3.1 IP 6.1
1 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 5
10.80 ERA 5.68
Toronto   NY Yankees
Yorvit TorrealbaPlayer Eric Chavez
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 3
.600 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 12 3 21 .267 11 13 8 1 0 0
NY Yankees 8 4 20 .200 14 7 7 6 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .566 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .544 after a win and .371 after a loss.
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