Blue Jays rout Yankees; Bautista hurts ankleJul 15, 2011 - 6:01 AM
The Blue Jays set a season-high in runs despite having All-Star third baseman Jose Bautista leave the game in the fourth inning with a twisted right ankle. He was replaced by John McDonald and is day-to-day.
Aaron Hill, Travis Snider, J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis each had two RBI as part of a 20-hit attack, as Toronto won its fourth straight game.
Jo-Jo Reyes (5-7) allowed seven runs on 10 hits and a walk in 5 1/3 innings for the win.
Bartolo Colon (6-5) lasted just two-thirds of an inning, yielding eight runs -- three earned -- on six hits and two walks.
"It's hard to figure what to make of that start because we didn't play that good of a defense behind him," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi. "You don't make too much of one game, but it wasn't a good game on our part."
Andruw Jones had two home runs and four RBI for the Yankees, losers in three of their last five.
Toronto started the second half of the season by jumping all over New York in the first inning, bringing 12 batters to the plate and scoring eight runs.
Thames doubled with one out on a sinking liner that bounced under the glove of a diving Brett Gardner in left field. Bautista followed with a walk and the runners moved up to second and third on a groundout by Adam Lind. Hill came up next and slapped a ball up the middle, scoring Thames and Bautista.
After an Encarnacion walk, Snider singled in Hill. Arencibia reached on an Eduardo Nunez fielding error to load the bases, and back-to-back run-scoring infield singles on dribblers to the left of the mound by Davis and Yunel Escobar brought home Encarnacion and Snider.
Thames then smacked his second double of the inning, this one a ground-rule shot that bounced over the left-center field wall, to score Arencibia and Davis to knock Colon out of the game.
Luis Ayala took the mound next and was called for a balk, scoring Escobar. Bautista's pop up to short finally ended the inning.
The Jays added another run in the second when Lind led off with a high pop up into shallow left field that Nunez got turned around on and the ball fell just out his reach. Lind took second on the play and came home on an Encarnacion liner to right.
The Yankees started to rally in the third. Jones started the frame with a leadoff home run. Gardner followed with a base hit and Derek Jeter then walked. Curtis Granderson smoked a liner into right field that bounced over the head of Thames, resulting in a two-run triple. Granderson crossed the plate on a Mark Teixeira groundout to make it a 9-4 contest.
Jones added his second homer of the game in the sixth, this one a three-run shot to make it a two-run game. Gardner then singled and Reyes was replaced by Luis Perez on the mound.
Jeter greeted Perez with a single up the middle, putting the tying runs on the bases. But a Granderson strikeout and a Teixeira groundout ended the inning.
That would be the extent of the Yankees offense and the Jays would add to their lead in every inning for the rest of the game.
Yankee pitcher Boone Logan entered in the bottom of the sixth with runners on first and second and one out. After a Lind pop up, Hill reached base on an infield hit to load the bases and Encarnacion's base hit to left made it 11-7.
Snider led off the seventh with a single, stole second and advanced to third on catcher Russell Martin's throwing error before scoring on a double by Arencibia, who later came home on a single by Thames.
Snider's RBI double, Jeter's fielding error that scored Encarnacion and Davis' RBI fielder's choice in the eighth accounted for the final score.
"It was an outstanding effort by our lineup top to bottom," Blue Jays manager John Farrell said. "A lot of production up and down the lineup."
New York placed third baseman Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list, recalled outfielder Greg Golson from Scranton-Wilkes-Barre and signed pitcher J.C. Romero to a minor-league contract Thursday...The Yankees fell to 23-17 on the road this season...Toronto improved to 4-5 against New York this year...Home Run Derby champion Robinson Cano went 3-for-5 with three singles in the game.
- NEW YORK: 7
Jul 14 10:07 PM
- Rajai Davis fielder's choice to first scored Travis Snider with two out. J.P. Arencibia out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Yunel Escobar due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 16 Bot 8, 2 OutsJul 14 9:58 PM
- Derek Jeter fielding error scored Edwin Encarnacion with one out. On the play, Travis Snider advances to third. Runners on first and third with one out and Rajai Davis due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 15 Bot 8, 1 OutJul 14 9:57 PM
- Travis Snider double to right scored Adam Lind with one out. On the play, Edwin Encarnacion advances to third. Runners on second and third with one out and J.P. Arencibia due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 14 Bot 8, 1 OutJul 14 9:54 PM
- Eric Thames single to center scored J.P. Arencibia with two out. Runner on first with two outs and John McDonald due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 13 Bot 7, 2 OutsJul 14 9:35 PM
- J.P. Arencibia double to left scored Travis Snider with none out Runner on second with none out and Rajai Davis due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 12 Bot 7, 0 OutsJul 14 9:31 PM
- Edwin Encarnacion single to left scored Yunel Escobar and John McDonald with two out, on the play, Aaron Hill was tagged out at third to end the inning.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 11 End 6Jul 14 9:18 PM
- Andruw Jones none-out, three-run Home Run 2 (6) to left scored Nick Swisher and Russell Martin. Eduardo Nunez due up.
Yankees 7, Blue Jays 9 Top 6, 0 OutsJul 14 8:49 PM
- Mark Teixeira groundout to short scored Curtis Granderson with two out. None on with two outs and Robinson Cano due up.
Yankees 4, Blue Jays 9 Top 3, 2 OutsJul 14 8:06 PM
- Curtis Granderson triple to third scored Brett Gardner and Derek Jeter with one out. Runner on third with one out and Mark Teixeira due up.
Yankees 3, Blue Jays 9 Top 3, 1 OutJul 14 8:05 PM
- Andruw Jones lead-off Home Run (5) to left center. Eduardo Nunez due up.
Yankees 1, Blue Jays 9 Top 3, 0 OutsJul 14 7:59 PM
- Travis Snider grounded into a double play, short to first On the play, Edwin Encarnacion out at second to end the inning.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 9 End 2Jul 14 7:57 PM
- Luis Ayala balk scored Yunel Escobar with two out.. Runner on third with two outs and Jose Bautista at the plate.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 8 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:42 PM
- Eric Thames ground-rule double to center scored J.P. Arencibia and Rajai Davis with two out. On the play, Yunel Escobar advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Jose Bautista due up.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 7 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:39 PM
- Yunel Escobar infield single to the pitcher scored Travis Snider with two out. On the play, Rajai Davis advances to second and J.P. Arencibia advances to third. Bases loaded with two outs and Eric Thames due up.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 5 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:34 PM
- Rajai Davis infield single to the pitcher scored Edwin Encarnacion with two out. On the play, J.P. Arencibia advances to second and Travis Snider advances to third. Bases loaded with two outs and Yunel Escobar due up.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 4 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:33 PM
- Travis Snider single to left scored Aaron Hill with two out. On the play, Edwin Encarnacion advances to second. Runners on first and second with two outs and J.P. Arencibia due up.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 3 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:30 PM
- Aaron Hill single to center scored Eric Thames and Jose Bautista with two out. Runner on first with two outs and Edwin Encarnacion due up.
Yankees 0, Blue Jays 2 Bot 1, 2 OutsJul 14 7:25 PM
- NEW YORK: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jul 14 7:09 PM
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