1:05 PM ET, July 6, 2009
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
Romero wins fourth straight start as Blue Jays hold off late Yankees rally
NEW YORK -- Ricky Romero had to slow himself down.
• The Yankees and Blue Jays completed a four-game series in which all four games were played in the daytime. During the 33 seasons after the reconstruction of the old Yankee Stadium, there was only one series consisting of four day games in July: four day games against the Red Sox in July 2003.
• Toronto starter Ricky Romero improved to 2-2 on the road this season. In his last four starts, he is 4-0 and has allowed five earned runs in 28 1/3 innings.
• New York starter Andy Pettitte fell to 0-5 in eight home starts vs. the Blue Jays since 2001.
• Toronto third baseman Scott Rolen extended his hitting streak to 23 games and is batting .389.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Blue Jays and Yankees combined for three home runs at Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon. All three would have been out of old Yankee Stadium as well. Eric Hinske hit his first home run as a member of the Yankees and became the 545th player to hit a home run for the team's history.
The Yankees ran out of $5 senior citizen tickets and let about 170 seniors sit in $375 seats on the field level for the $5 price, spokesman Jason Zillo said. ... Left-hander Marc Rzepczynski will be brought up from the minor leagues by the Blue Jays to make his major league debut Tuesday night at Tampa Bay in place of Brad Mills, who has bruised ribs. The 23-year-old Rzepczynski was 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA in two starts at Triple-A Las Vegas after going 7-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 14 starts at New Hampshire of the Double-A Eastern League.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 12-6 (as of Mon 7/6)|
|Tue 5/12||@TOR 5, NYY 1||Recap|
|Wed 5/13||NYY 8, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Thu 5/14||NYY 3, @TOR 2||Recap|
|Fri 7/3||@NYY 4, TOR 2||Recap|
|Sat 7/4||@NYY 6, TOR 5||Recap|
|Sun 7/5||@NYY 10, TOR 8||Recap|
|» Mon 7/6||TOR 7, @NYY 6||Box Score|
|Tue 8/4||NYY 5, @TOR 3||Recap|
|Wed 8/5||NYY 8, @TOR 4||Recap|
|Mon 8/10||TOR 5, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Tue 8/11||@NYY 7, TOR 5||Recap|
|Wed 8/12||@NYY 4, TOR 3||Recap|
|Thu 9/3||NYY 10, @TOR 5||Recap|
|Fri 9/4||@TOR 6, NYY 0||Recap|
|Sat 9/5||NYY 6, @TOR 4||Recap|
|Sun 9/6||@TOR 14, NYY 8||Recap|
|Tue 9/15||TOR 10, @NYY 4||Recap|
|Wed 9/16||@NYY 5, TOR 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Blue Jays | Yankees|
|2nd||R Barajas singled to deep right, K Millar scored, J Bautista to third.||1||0|
|3rd||A Rios homered to left, A Hill and V Wells scored.||4||0|
|5th||E Hinske homered to right.||4||1|
|7th||J McDonald homered to left.||5||1|
|7th||S Rolen doubled to deep left center, M Scutaro and V Wells scored.||7||1|
|7th||N Swisher singled to center, M Cabrera and B Gardner scored, D Jeter to second.||7||3|
|8th||D Jeter walked, R Cano scored, E Hinske to third, J Damon to second.||7||4|
|9th||H Matsui singled to center, J Posada and R Cano scored.||7||6|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||46,450 (92.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||80 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Marty Foster|