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Yankees set to finish first half
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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
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Blue Jays preview

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.

    Jeff Weaver   /   P
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R

More info:
Stats
Splits
Dodgers site

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.

Pitching matchup:
NYY: RHP Jeff Weaver

  • 4-7, 5.52 in 2003
  • 1-1, 2.84 vs. TOR in 2003
  • 4-7, 5.38 lifetime vs. TOR

    TOR: RHP Kelvim Escobar

  • 5-5, 4.27 in 2003
  • 1-0, 7.71 vs. NYY in 2003
  • 4-4, 4.63 lifetime vs. NYY

    Players to 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:
    MLB.TV
    Gameday Audio

  •  Gameday

    On television:

  • Blue Jays: TSN
  • Yankees: YES

    On radio:

  • 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.
    .

    On deck:

  • Monday -- Day Off
  • Tuesday -- All-Star Game
  • Wednesday -- Day Off

    Stephanie J. Geosits is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.



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