7:07 PM ET, September 13, 2007
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
• Summary: Frank Thomas may have hurt the Yankees' fading hopes of winning the AL East crown. Thomas hit a walk-off single (his eighth career game-winning hit) as the Blue Jays snapped New York's seven-game win streak and put them 5 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL East.
• Hero: A.J. Burnett didn't get the win, but he did stymie the Yankees' strong lineup. He allowed one run on four hits over eight innings and struck out eight. He has won just once in his past five starts.
• Figure this: Toronto's Alexis Rios had a hit, giving him a 16-game hit streak against the Yankees, tying team record set by Alfredo Griffin (1979-81).
• Did you see that?: New York's Johnny Damon provided a light moment in the sixth, retiring Rios on a fly ball for the final out, then giving the ball to a fan seated in the front row in left. The fan responded by giving Damon a $20 bill. Damon took the money, ran further down the line, then handed the bill to a young child.
• Hunt For October: The Yankees' loss put them 5 1/2 games behind Boston in the AL East race. Their lead over the Tigers in the wild card dropped to 3 1/2 games.
• Quotable: "Hopefully, the fans that hated me have a newfound respect for me. They were on me. I figured I might as well take $20 and give it to a kid, you know? Hopefully he can go out and buy a Yankee hat." -- Damon
-- ESPN.com news services
Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1
Blue Jays OF Vernon Wells was held out of the starting lineup, but entered as a defensive replacement in the ninth. Wells, who will undergo surgery at the end of the season to remove a cyst from his left shoulder, is batting .149 (7-for-47) in September. ... LHP Andy Pettitte left Toronto on Thursday to travel to Boston, where he'll pitch against Red Sox RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka in Friday's series opener.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 10-8 (as of Thu 9/13)|
|Thu 4/26||TOR 6, @NYY 0||Recap|
|Mon 5/28||@TOR 7, NYY 2||Recap|
|Tue 5/29||@TOR 3, NYY 2||Recap|
|Wed 5/30||NYY 10, @TOR 5||Recap|
|Mon 7/16||@NYY 6, TOR 4||Recap|
|Tue 7/17||@NYY 3, TOR 2||Recap|
|Wed 7/18||@NYY 6, TOR 1||Recap|
|Thu 7/19||TOR 3, @NYY 2||Recap|
|Mon 8/6||NYY 5, @TOR 4||Recap|
|Tue 8/7||NYY 9, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Wed 8/8||@TOR 15, NYY 4||Recap|
|Tue 9/11||NYY 9, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/12||NYY 4, @TOR 1||Recap|
|» Thu 9/13||@TOR 2, NYY 1||Box Score|
|Fri 9/21||TOR 5, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Sat 9/22||@NYY 12, TOR 11||Recap|
|Sun 9/23||@NYY 7, TOR 5|
|Mon 9/24||TOR 4, @NYY 1||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Blue Jays|
|1st||F Thomas doubled to deep center, R Adams scored.||0||1|
|6th||J Damon homered to right.||1||1|
|9th||F Thomas singled to center, A Rios scored.||1||2|
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|Stadium||Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON|
|Attendance||32,632 (66.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||66 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jim Joyce|