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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 07, 2007
Carpet Bombers
Yanks cruise in testy win
The Yankees' surge up the standings continued on Tuesday, with a little spice thrown into the mix. Alex Rodriguez was hit in the leg on the first pitch he saw in the third inning, setting off two separate bench-clearing incidents. No one was ejected at the time, but Roger Clemens was tossed after hitting Alex Rios in the seventh.
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 Posada's two-run double
 Abreu's two-run single
 Abreu's RBI triple
Yankees 9, Blue Jays 2
Alex Rodriguez was not happy after getting plunked with a Josh Towers pitch in the third. (Frank Gunn/AP)
Series at a glance:
Jays no match for Rocket
If Josh Towers' plunking of Alex Rodriguez in the third inning was meant to spark his own offense, the tactic backfired. Tensions flared after A-Rod was hit, leading to two separate bench-clearing incidents and a seven-run outburst by the Yankees offense. The Jays managed two runs after Roger Clemens was ejected in the seventh inning.
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 Thomas' two-run double
NY Yankees (63-50)
Won 5
NY Yankees 9, Toronto 2   TOR
Toronto (56-56)
Lost 2
August 7, 2007
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NY Yankees
0 0 3 1 0 3 0 2 0   9 14 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 5 0
Standings thru 8/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Blue Jays Stats
Damon, LF2321200.258
Jeter, SS5022005.328
Abreu, RF5124003.285
Rodriguez, 3B4100003.298
  Betemit, 3B0000000.247
Posada, C5032011.340
Cano, 2B1000300.308
Phillips, 1B5010005.288
Duncan, DH4110012.303
  a-Giambi, PH-DH1000001.260
Cabrera, CF4330001.302

a-Grounded into a forceout for Duncan in the 9th.

2B: Cabrera 2 (19, Towers, Frasor), Posada (32, Towers).
3B: Abreu (3, Towers), Cabrera (7, Towers).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter 2; Abreu 4; Posada 4; Phillips; Duncan; Cabrera 7.
RBI: Abreu 4 (74), Posada 2 (67), Damon (42), Jeter 2 (54).
2-out RBI: Abreu; Posada 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez; Duncan 2; Phillips.
S: Cabrera.
SF: Damon.
GIDP: Jeter; Rodriguez.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Damon (20, 2nd base off Frasor/Zaun), Cano (3, 2nd base off Towers/Zaun).

DP: 3 (Jeter-Cano-Phillips, Cano-Jeter-Phillips 2).

Johnson, LF4010010.258
Overbay, 1B2000221.246
Rios, RF3110001.301
Wells, CF3100113.256
Thomas, DH3022010.260
  b-Thigpen, PH-DH1000010.275
Glaus, 3B3000012.253
  Luna, 3B0000100.000
Hill, 2B4010001.275
Zaun, C3000002.245
McDonald, SS2000010.273
  a-Olmedo, PH-SS1000010.333

a-Struck out for McDonald in the 8th. b-Struck out for Thomas in the 9th.

2B: Thomas (18, Brower).
TB: Johnson; Rios; Thomas 3; Hill.
RBI: Thomas 2 (65).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wells.
GIDP: Glaus; Zaun; Hill.
Team LOB: 5.

Outfield assists: Johnson (Posada at 2nd base), Rios (Posada at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Towers-Glaus-Overbay, McDonald-Hill-Overbay).

Clemens (W, 4-5)6.02111604.00
Brower 1.02111106.75
Chamberlain 2.01002200.00
Towers (L, 5-9)5.09554105.36
Tallet 2.01221003.61
Frasor 2.04220104.54

Clemens pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Towers pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

IBB: Cano (by Towers).
HBP: Rios (by Clemens), Rodriguez (by Towers), Cano (by Tallet).
Pitches-strikes: Clemens 90-54, Brower 23-14, Chamberlain 33-19, Towers 97-56, Tallet 33-19, Frasor 38-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Clemens 6-6, Brower 2-0, Chamberlain 3-1, Towers 9-3, Tallet 7-0, Frasor 3-2.
Batters faced: Clemens 21, Brower 5, Chamberlain 8, Towers 26, Tallet 9, Frasor 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Brower 1-1, Tallet 1-1.
EjectionsNew York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens ejected by HP umpire Angel Hernandez. (7th); New York Yankees Manager Joe Torre ejected by HP umpire Angel Hernandez. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Derryl Cousins. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 68 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 3:15.
Att: 38,078.

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