7:07 PM ET, September 28, 2010
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TORONTO -- For the New York Yankees, the season is just starting.The Yankees clinched their 15th postseason berth in the last 16 years and CC Sabathia got his 21st win of the season, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 on Tuesday night.
• The Yankees clinched their 49th postseason berth with just their second win in their past seven games.
• New York scored all six of its runs without an RBI hit. The Yankees scored via three sacrifice flies, two fielder's choice groundouts and a walk.
• Derek Jeter had his sixth multi-hit night in his last 14 games.
• For the third time this month, CC Sabathia allowed three hits or fewer while pitching at least eight innings. The last Yankees pitcher to do that was Jimmy Key in April 1993.
• The Blue Jays hit their 244th home run of the season Tuesday, tying the franchise mark.
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Regular Season Series
|Toronto leads 10-8 (as of Tue 9/28)|
|Fri 6/4||@TOR 6, NYY 1||Recap|
|Sat 6/5||@TOR 3, NYY 2||Recap|
|Sun 6/6||NYY 4, @TOR 3||Recap|
|Fri 7/2||TOR 6, @NYY 1||Recap|
|Sat 7/3||@NYY 11, TOR 3||Recap|
|Sun 7/4||@NYY 7, TOR 6||Recap|
|Mon 8/2||TOR 8, @NYY 6||Recap|
|Tue 8/3||TOR 8, @NYY 2||Recap|
|Wed 8/4||@NYY 5, TOR 1||Recap|
|Mon 8/23||@TOR 3, NYY 2||Recap|
|Tue 8/24||NYY 11, @TOR 5||Recap|
|Wed 8/25||@TOR 6, NYY 3||Recap|
|Fri 9/3||@NYY 7, TOR 3||Recap|
|Sat 9/4||@NYY 7, TOR 5||Recap|
|Sun 9/5||TOR 7, @NYY 3||Recap|
|Mon 9/27||@TOR 7, NYY 5||Recap|
|» Tue 9/28||NYY 6, @TOR 1||Box Score|
|Wed 9/29||@TOR 8, NYY 4||Recap|
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|1st||A Rodriguez hit sacrifice fly to right, D Jeter scored.||1||0|
|3rd||M Teixeira hit sacrifice fly to center, D Jeter scored.||2||0|
|3rd||T Snider homered to right (387 feet).||2||1|
|5th||D Jeter grounded into fielder's choice to third, B Gardner scored.||3||1|
|8th||A Rodriguez walked, D Jeter scored, G Golson to third, M Teixeira to second.||4||1|
|8th||R Cano hit sacrifice fly to left, G Golson scored.||5||1|
|9th||G Golson grounded out to third, E Nunez scored, C Granderson to third, B Gardner to second.||6||1|
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|Stadium||Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON|
|Attendance||18,193 (36.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Jeff Nelson|
From Elias: With the Yankees clinching a playoff berth Tuesday night, Mariano Rivera will be making his 15th postseason appearance. He passes Yogi Berra for the most postseason appearances in MLB history.[+]
From Elias: Yankees scored 6 runs, all coming without an RBI hit. They scored via 3 sacrifice flies, 2 fielder's choice groundouts and a walk. FROM ELIAS: They are the 2nd team this season to score 6+ runs with ALL of the runs coming without an RBI hit. The other team was the Mets on April 7 - they lost 7-6 to the Marlins and all 6 of their runs were without an RBI hit. This is the first time in at least the last 40 years that the Yankees have scored at least 6 runs, all coming without an RBI hit. Elias cannot go back further
How Yankees starter CC Sabathia beat the Blue Jays to clinch a playoff spot: In control of his slider which kept the Blue Jays off balance. Sabathia threw a season-high 34 sliders and got a season-high 12 swings and misses, including 5 of 8 strikeouts with the pitch...The Blue Jays had no-hits in counts they got behind the left-hander (0-13, 7 K). Sabathia threw 28 pitches when ahead, mixing it up in the zone (13) and out of the zone (15)...Sabathia got a season-high 16 outs on pitches away, allowing only 1 hit after allowing 12 over his previous 2 starts.
Blue Jays hit their 244th HR, matching the most in a single season in team history[+]
Most Team HR
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