07/12/2003 4:11 PM ET
Yankees set to finish first half
New York (56-36) at Toronto (49-45),1:05 p.m. ET
Blue Jays preview
By Stephanie J. / Special to MLB.com
Roy Halladay (13-2) on Saturday pitched a gem to win his 13th straight decision and
the Yankees bullpen failed to keep the Bombers in the game in a 10-3
loss to the Blue Jays.
Mike Mussina (10-6) pitched seven innings and
gave up four runs, but the bullpen allowed six more in one inning.
Jason Giambi hit a two-run homer in the fourth to knot the game at two.
The Yankees will close out the first half of the season with the finale of their three-game set with the Blue Jays on Sunday. Jeff Weaver takes the mound for New York facing Kelvim Escobar.
matchup:4-7, 5.52 in
1-1, 2.84 vs. TOR in 2003
4-7, 5.38 lifetime vs. TOR
TOR: RHP Kelvim Escobar
NYY: RHP Jeff Weaver
5-5, 4.27 in 2003
vs. NYY in 2003
4-4, 4.63 lifetime vs. NYY
watch: Giambi is showing signs of offensive power and has homered in two straight games. After going 1-for-4 on Saturday with a home run, he improved to
4-for-19 on the road trip with two runs scored and two homers. Since
June 21 he has raised his average 66 points to .267.
On the Internet:
Blue Jays: TSN
Blue Jays: FAN 590 AM
Yankees: WCBS 880 AM, WADO 1280 AM (Spanish)
Quick hits: The
Yankees lost for the first time this season at SkyDome and fell to 31-17 on
the road. ...They have hit 130 home runs through the first 92 games of
the season, second in the league to the Rangers. ...Giambi's homer was his
25th this season. ...Mussina allowed a first-inning run in his second
straight start following 18 starts without one.
Monday -- Day Off
Tuesday -- All-Star Game
Wednesday -- Day Off
Geosits is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the
approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.