After sweeping the Rangers over the weekend, the Jays' eight-game home winning streak ended in the opener to the Yankees. A Frank Thomas two-run double gave Toronto the lead in the third, but Jesse Litsch, who hurled five-plus frames, and the Jays' bullpen could not fend off the Yankees' lineup.
a-Grounded out for Thigpen in the 8th. b-Hit by pitch for McDonald in the 8th. 1-Ran for Stairs in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Thomas (17, Pettitte), McDonald (14, Pettitte). HR: Hill (12, 8th inning off Vizcaino, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Rios 2; Wells; Thomas 3; Hill 4; Thigpen; McDonald 2. RBI: Thomas 2 (63), Wells (60), Hill (59). 2-out RBI: Thomas 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay; Glaus 2; Johnson 2. GIDP: Thomas. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Johnson (4, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada), Thigpen (1, 2nd base off Pettitte/Posada), McDonald (4, 3rd base off Pettitte/Posada).
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