NY Yankees 2, Toronto 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Yankee Stadium
Temperature - 67°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Toby Basner,
Attendance - 39997

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 66-81 36-38 30-43 L2
NY Yankees 85-63 45-29 40-34 W4

Recap


Yankees 2, Blue Jays 1: Ichiro Suzuki singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to cap his 7-for-8 performance in New York's doubleheader sweep of visiting Toronto. 

David Phelps gave the Yankees 6 2/3 strong innings in a spot start, allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Cody Eppley (1-2) recorded the final out in the eighth for the win, and Rafael Soriano worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his second save of the day and his 42nd of the season.

Toronto starter Ricky Romero was unable to snap his 13-game losing streak despite allowing just one run on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked five. Steve Delabar (4-3) was charged with the loss. 

Curtis Granderson drew a leadoff walk in the eighth, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, stole third and scored on Suzuki's looping single to left - his fourth hit of the game - as the Yankees jumped a half-game up on Baltimore atop the American League East. The Orioles beat Seattle 3-1 in 11 innings later Wednesday.

Both teams scored in the second, as Adeiny Hechavarria gave Toronto a 1-0 lead with an RBI single and Chris Stewart evened the score with a run-scoring ground-rule double in the bottom half. The Blue Jays loaded the bases in the seventh to chase Phelps, but Boone Logan got a groundout from Moises Sierra to end the threat. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Yankees SS Derek Jeter recorded his 200th hit of the season with a leadoff single in the first. It's his eighth 200-hit season, matching Lou Gehrig for the most by a Yankee. Only Suzuki (10), Pete Rose (10) and Ty Cobb (9) have more. … Jeter is the oldest player with 200 hits since Paul Molitor in 1996. … Suzuki tied a Yankees single-game record with four stolen bases, most recently accomplished by Tony Womack in 2005. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Toronto   NY Yankees
Ricky Romero Player David Phelps
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.2
5 Strikeouts 6
7 Hits 3
1.50 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Toronto   NY Yankees
Adeiny Hechavarria Player Ichiro Suzuki
1 Hits 4
1 RBI 1
0 HR 0
1 TB 5
.500 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Toronto 3 0 3 .100 8 10 1 3 0 0
NY Yankees 8 0 10 .276 20 9 2 8 7 1

Upcoming Games

  • NY Yankees will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Yankees have a W/L % of .565 after a win and .587 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against NY Yankees. The Blue Jays have a W/L % of .537 after a win and .375 after a loss.