7:07 PM ET, August 23, 2010
Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
TORONTO -- Jose Bautista figured it was time to slow down and enjoy the moment.Still steamed about a head-high pitch in his previous at-bat, Bautista took his sweet time circling the bases on a tiebreaking solo blast in the eighth inning, a shot that helped the Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 3-2."Given what transpired earlier, I enjoyed it pretty good," Bautista said.Bautista, who also hit a two-run drive, leads the major leagues with 40 home runs this season.
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Bautista's Double Shot
Jose Bautista hit his 39th and 40th HRs of the year, one of which came off a curveball, a rare feat for the Toronto slugger this season.
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Yankees SS Derek Jeter was held out of the starting lineup after playing 17 days in a row but pinch hit in the ninth, popping up for the final out. ... Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion returned to the lineup after missing the past three games with a sore left wrist. ... Girardi shot down speculation that he would pursue the Cubs managerial job, made vacant by Lou Piniella's early retirement Sunday. "I'm very happy here," Girardi said. "I have a great working relationship here with everyone involved and I'm very happy here."
Regular Season Series
|Toronto leads 10-8 (as of Mon 8/23)|
|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||Box Score|
|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||Recap|
|Wed 9/29||@TOR 8, NYY 4||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Yankees | Blue Jays|
|1st||R Cano doubled to deep left, N Swisher scored.||1||0|
|3rd||J Bautista homered to center (453 feet), Y Escobar scored.||1||2|
|6th||J Posada doubled to deep right center, R Cano scored.||2||2|
|8th||J Bautista homered to left (401 feet).||2||3|
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|Stadium||Rogers Centre, Toronto, ON|
|Attendance||29,198 (59.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Dan Iassogna, Third Base - Dale Scott|
Jose Bautista entered the season averaging a home run every 29.73 at-bats. If he'd maintained that pace through today (438 AB), he would have 14.7 HR (so say, 14-15). He has 40.
Second game in Brandon Morrow's career in which he struck out 10+. The other was his 17 K game vs the Rays on August 8.
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