1:07 PM ET, August 6, 2007
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
• Summary: The bitter Blue Jays threw behind Alex Rodriguez, Andy Pettitte won consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Yankees fully erased a wild-card deficit that had been 9½ games just four weeks ago.
• Turning point: New York scored its final runs in the sixth, a four-run inning capped by Robinson Cano's RBI double and Melky Cabrera's RBI single.
• Hero: Melky Cabrera continues to prove he can be a steady everyday player. Cabrera extended his hitting streak to 12 games after going 3-for-4 from the ninth hole, raising his average to .298.
• Did you know ... : The Yankees have the best winning percentage since the All-Star break at .720 (19-7). The idle Diamondbacks are next at .696 (16-7).
• Figure this: Mariano Rivera struck out Alex Rios, Vernon Wells and Frank Thomas on 16 pitches in the ninth for his 18th save in 20 chances.
• Stars are out early: David Beckham, a guest of the Blue Jays along with his L.A. Galaxy teammates, chatted up Joe Torre and posed for pictures with bench coach Don Mattingly before the game. Beckham missed his scheduled MLS debut against Toronto FC on Sunday.
• On the horizon: Yankees DH Jason Giambi, out since June 1 with a left foot injury, finished a minor league rehab stint Sunday. He will join the Yankees on Tuesday and could be activated.
-- ESPN.com news services
Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4
Soccer star David Beckham and his Los Angeles Galaxy teammates watched the game from a private suite, and Beckham spoke with Torre before the game. Canadian teammates Ante Jazic and Kevin Harmse threw out ceremonial first pitches. ... The crowd of 42,714 was Toronto's biggest since opening day.
Regular Season Series
|New York leads 10-8 (as of Mon 8/6)|
|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||Box Score|
|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||Recap|
|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|
|Stadium||Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON|
|Attendance||42,714 (86.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||82 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Chad Fairchild|