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Strides for rookie
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Yankees 8, Blue Jays 4
Marc Rzepczynski struck out Alex Rodriguez twice on Wednesday night. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Marc Rzepczynski didn't win Wednesday, but he took a step forward in his sixth career start, puzzling the Yankees into the seventh inning before unraveling in what became a defeat. Adam Lind's homer broke a tie in the fifth, but New York's late damage was too much to overcome.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (65-42)
Won 3
NY Yankees 8, Toronto 4   TOR
Toronto (51-56)
Lost 2
August 5, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 1   8 10 0
Toronto
2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   4 11 0
Standings thru 8/5/09  |  Recap: NYY | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Blue Jays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .318
Damon, LF 5 1 3 3 0 1 0 .283
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 2 0 2 1 .284
Rodriguez, Al, DH-3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 1 .261
Swisher, RF 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .243
Cano, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 .308
Cabrera, Me, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .284
Hairston, J, 3B 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 .257
  a-Matsui, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .262
  Aceves, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Coke, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hinske, PH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .262
  Hughes, P, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Robertson, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Molina, J, C 2 1 0 0 2 2 1 .246
Totals 36 8 10 8 4 10 13  

a-Singled for Hairston, J in the 7th. b-Hit a sacrifice fly for Coke in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cano 2 (28, Rzepczynski, Carlson).
HR: Swisher (18, 7th inning off Rzepczynski, 0 on, 0 out), Damon (19, 9th inning off Tallet, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano 4; Teixeira; Matsui; Jeter; Damon 6; Swisher 5.
RBI: Damon 3 (63), Teixeira 2 (80), Swisher (55), Matsui (49), Hinske (20).
2-out RBI: Damon; Teixeira.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2.
SF: Hinske.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Molina, J (Wells, V at 1st base).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Scutaro, SS 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 .297
Hill, A, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 .289
Lind, DH 5 2 2 1 0 0 1 .301
Overbay, 1B 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 .260
Wells, V, CF 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .256
Rios, A, RF 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .261
Encarnacion, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 2 3 .206
Barajas, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .251
Inglett, LF 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 .209
Totals 37 4 11 4 2 11 14  

BATTING
HR: Lind (23, 5th inning off Mitre, 0 on, 1 out), Scutaro (9, 7th inning off Aceves, A, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lind 5; Scutaro 5; Encarnacion; Wells, V; Rios, A 2; Inglett; Overbay 2.
RBI: Wells, V (42), Rios, A (58), Lind (72), Scutaro (47).
2-out RBI: Wells, V; Rios, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Scutaro; Barajas; Lind.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
PO: Wells, V (1st base by Molina, J).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mitre 4.1 8 3 3 2 3 1 7.50
Aceves, A (W, 7-1) 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 3.58
Coke (H, 13) 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.91
Hughes, P (H, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
Robertson, D 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.60
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rzepczynski (L, 1-3) 6.0 5 4 4 1 7 1 3.74
Roenicke 1.0 3 2 2 2 2 0 3.52
Carlson 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 5.05
Tallet 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5.07

Rzepczynski pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Hughes, P.
Pitches-strikes: Mitre 92-53, Aceves, A 25-19, Coke 7-6, Hughes, P 25-15, Robertson, D 19-14, Rzepczynski 93-56, Roenicke 35-19, Carlson 14-7, Tallet 10-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mitre 6-2, Aceves, A 1-0, Coke 0-1, Hughes, P 0-1, Robertson, D 1-0, Rzepczynski 5-5, Roenicke 1-0, Carlson 0-3, Tallet 2-0.
Batters faced: Mitre 22, Aceves, A 7, Coke 2, Hughes, P 4, Robertson, D 4, Rzepczynski 24, Roenicke 8, Carlson 5, Tallet 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Aceves, A 2-0, Roenicke 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 75 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:13.
Att: 31,402.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 5, 2009
August 5, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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