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Monday, August 6, 2007

Game 112 notes: Yankees win 5-4

The Yankees came back from a two-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 5-4 Monday afternoon.

Trailing 3-1 in the sixth inning, Bobby Abreu led off with a walk and then moved to second on an Alex Rodriguez single. Hideki Matsui singled in Abreu. The big blow then came on a Robinson Cano two-run double that gave the Yankees the lead. For good measure, Melky Cabrera drove in another run on a single to top off the four run inning.

Andy Pettitte (8-7) gave up three earned runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings. He also struck out seven batters.

Luis Vizcaino gave up one run on a home run in two innings of work. I wonder if his absurd amount of work recently will come back to haunt him.

Scott Downs (1-2) received the loss in the relief. He gave up two runs in an inning of work.

Mariano Rivera struck out the side in the ninth inning to get the save, his 18th of the season.

Some notes from the game:

  • Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games. He went 3-4 with a triple and an RBI.
  • Jim Brower made his Yankee debut. He went 1-3 of an inning and gave up a hit.
  • Cano's two RBIs give him 65 on the season.
  • Johnny Damon went 2-5 batting leadoff and playing left field.
The Yankees now stand at a record of 62-50.

Roger Clemens will face Josh Towers tomorrow night.


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