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Walk-off in the park for Wells
Rivera gets the loss
Mariano Rivera was hit with his fifth loss of the year on Thursday, allowing a walk-off homer to Vernon Wells in the series-opening loss. Mike Mussina went seven strong innings in a no-decision, and Jorge Posada paced the offense with three hits, including a game-tying RBI single in the eighth.
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Blue Jays 5, Yankees 4
Vernon Wells rounds the bases after his walk-off solo homer in the 11th inning. (Harry How/Getty Images)
Series at a glance:
Wells wins it with blast
Vernon Wells stepped up big for the Blue Jays on Thursday, picking up four hits, including a game-clinching solo homer off Mariano Rivera in the 11th inning for a dramatic Toronto win. Roy Halladay received a no-decision despite 7 2/3 solid innings, and Troy Glaus had a key two-run double.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 20, 2006
NYY
NY Yankees (55-38)
Lost 2
Toronto 5, NY Yankees 4   TOR
Toronto (53-42)
Won 1
July 20, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0   4 10 1
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1   5 9 1
Standings thru 7/20/06  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF5021011.294
Jeter, SS4000011.337
Giambi, DH4010012.256
  1-Crosby, PR-DH0100000.213
  a-Guiel, PH-DH1000010.234
Rodriguez, 3B4110101.284
Posada, C5031010.286
Williams, RF5011024.279
Phillips, 1B5000012.251
Cabrera, LF3110101.272
Cairo, 2B3111011.252
Totals3941042913 

a-Struck out for Crosby in the 10th.
1-Ran for Giambi in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Williams (21, Halladay), Damon (23, Halladay), Rodriguez (14, Halladay), Posada (15, Halladay).
TB: Damon 3; Giambi; Rodriguez 2; Posada 4; Williams 2; Cabrera; Cairo.
RBI: Damon (48), Williams (40), Cairo (19), Posada (48).
2-out RBI: Posada.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Cabrera; Williams 2; Damon.
S: Jeter.
SF: Cairo.
GIDP: Phillips.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera 2 (6, 2nd base off Halladay/Molina, 2nd base off Ryan/Molina), Cairo (10, 2nd base off Halladay/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Rodriguez (17, throw).
DP: (Jeter-Cairo-Phillips).

 
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Johnson, RF5101011.356
Catalanotto, LF5121000.325
Wells, CF5241000.318
Glaus, 3B4012022.242
Overbay, 1B4000011.302
Molina, C4000021.281
Zaun, DH4000010.293
Hill, 2B4110010.302
McDonald, SS4010001.221
Totals39595086 

BATTING
2B: Hill (18, Mussina), Glaus (18, Mussina).
HR: Wells (24, 11th inning off Rivera, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Catalanotto 2; Wells 7; Glaus 2; Hill 2; McDonald.
RBI: Johnson (26), Catalanotto (45), Glaus 2 (64), Wells (74).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina.
GIDP: Johnson.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Catalanotto (2, 2nd base by Rivera/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Molina (2, throw).
DP: 2 (Hill-McDonald, McDonald-Hill-Overbay).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Mussina 7.06440603.39
Proctor 2.01000204.20
Rivera (L, 4-5)1.12110012.10
 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Halladay 7.28330303.08
Ryan (BS, 3)1.12112401.12
Speier 1.00000203.38
Tallet (W, 3-0)1.00000005.27

Pitches-strikes: Mussina 92-67, Proctor 17-16, Rivera 15-11, Halladay 93-61, Ryan 36-24, Speier 17-10, Tallet 9-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Mussina 9-6, Proctor 1-3, Rivera 2-1, Halladay 11-9, Ryan 0-0, Speier 1-0, Tallet 1-2.
Batters faced: Mussina 27, Proctor 7, Rivera 5, Halladay 29, Ryan 8, Speier 3, Tallet 3.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:08.
Att: 42,366.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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