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Giambi ends drama
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Yankees 9, Blue Jays 8
Jason Giambi (left) is greeted after his walk-off homer. (Kathy Willens/AP)
Down by five runs at one point and facing a two-run deficit in the ninth inning, the Yankees walked away winners on Jason Giambi's pinch-hit, two-run homer with two outs in the ninth. The comeback erased a poor start from Chien-Ming Wang, who remained winless since May 2.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (32-30)
Lost 2
NY Yankees 9, Toronto 8   NYY
NY Yankees (30-30)
Won 2
June 5, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1   8 9 0
NY Yankees
2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3   9 14 1
Standings thru 6/5/08  |  Recap: TOR | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Yankees stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF3000101.249
  Scutaro, 2B1000002.268
Eckstein, SS5110015.265
Rios, CF4210113.265
Rolen, 3B3220100.312
Stairs, DH5235012.272
Overbay, 1B5012013.278
Mench, RF3000001.216
  Wilkerson, RF0000200.237
Barajas, C3000134.288
Inglett, 2B-LF3110103.281
Totals358977724 

BATTING
2B: Overbay (11, Wang), Stairs (5, Farnsworth).
HR: Stairs (7, 4th inning off Wang, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Eckstein; Rios; Rolen 2; Stairs 7; Overbay 2; Inglett.
RBI: Stairs 5 (21), Overbay 2 (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rios 2; Barajas; Overbay; Eckstein 2; Inglett 2.
S: Inglett.
GIDP: Stairs.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Wilkerson (2, 2nd base off Veras/Posada).

FIELDING
PB: Barajas (2).
DP: 2 (Overbay-Eckstein-McGowan, Eckstein-Overbay).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH3220202.315
Jeter, SS4110011.281
Abreu, RF5022003.284
Rodriguez, 3B3112003.293
Matsui, LF5111024.333
Posada, C3010110.303
  1-Duncan, S, PR0000000.175
  Molina, C0000000.222
  a-Giambi, PH1112000.258
Cano, 2B4120001.222
Betemit, 1B4122012.261
Cabrera, CF3110121.266
Totals3591494717 

a-Homered for Molina in the 9th.
1-Ran for Posada in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Jeter (9, McGowan), Abreu (13, Frasor).
HR: Betemit (3, 6th inning off Carlson, 1 on, 1 out), Giambi (12, 9th inning off Ryan, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Damon 2; Jeter 2; Abreu 3; Rodriguez; Matsui; Posada; Giambi 4; Cano 2; Betemit 5; Cabrera.
RBI: Abreu 2 (39), Rodriguez 2 (25), Betemit 2 (6), Matsui (29), Giambi 2 (31).
2-out RBI: Matsui; Giambi 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cabrera; Matsui 3; Damon 2.
SF: Rodriguez 2.
GIDP: Betemit; Cano.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Damon (9, 2nd base off McGowan/Barajas).
CS: Damon (3, 2nd base by Frasor/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera (3, fielding).
DP: (Betemit-Jeter-Veras).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McGowan 5.17552504.26
Carlson (H, 7)0.12110111.96
Frasor (H, 3)0.21000003.26
Downs (H, 8)1.21002101.75
Ryan (BS, 2)(L, 1-2)0.23330012.95
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wang 4.15764414.57
Ohlendorf 0.20000105.67
Hawkins 1.01001006.08
Veras 2.00001104.50
Farnsworth (W, 1-2)1.03111104.45

Hawkins pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Wilkerson (by Farnsworth).
HBP: Jeter (by McGowan), Rolen (by Wang), Barajas (by Veras).
Pitches-strikes: McGowan 100-65, Carlson 13-8, Frasor 12-7, Downs 31-15, Ryan 21-14, Wang 90-51, Ohlendorf 9-5, Hawkins 22-14, Veras 35-18, Farnsworth 26-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: McGowan 7-4, Carlson 0-0, Frasor 1-0, Downs 3-1, Ryan 1-1, Wang 6-3, Ohlendorf 0-1, Hawkins 0-3, Veras 4-1, Farnsworth 1-1.
Batters faced: McGowan 25, Carlson 3, Frasor 2, Downs 7, Ryan 5, Wang 24, Ohlendorf 2, Hawkins 5, Veras 7, Farnsworth 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Carlson 1-1, Frasor 1-0, Downs 1-0, Ohlendorf 1-0, Veras 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Ed Hickox. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 71 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:53.
Att: 53,571.

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