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Felix the cat for Yankees
Jays drop fifth straight
Vernon Wells started the scoring with a solo homer as part of a two-run fourth, then the Jays rallied to take the lead in both the eighth and ninth innings. But Miguel Batista allowed a homer and a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth and Toronto lost Game 2.
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Yankees 5, Blue Jays 4
Felix Escalona follows through on his bases-loaded walk-off single in the ninth. (Gregory Bull/AP)
Series at a glance:
Yanks rally for walk-off win
Hideki Matsui led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a game-tying solo homer, and Felix Escalona ended the game with his bases-loaded walk-off single off Miguel Batista to lead the Yankees to their second straight win.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 23, 2005
TOR
Toronto (63-62)
Lost 5
NY Yankees 5, Toronto 4   NYY
NY Yankees (69-55)
Won 2
August 23, 2005
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Toronto
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1   4 10 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2   5 9 0
Standings through 8/23/05  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays Stats  |  Yankees Stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Adams, SS5110012.275
Johnson, LF5011022.274
Wells, CF5131001.282
Hillenbrand, 1B4011001.295
Hill, 3B3110100.294
Zaun, C4021023.263
Rios, RF4000005.272
Menechino, DH3000001.210
a-Hinske, PH-DH1000000.256
Hudson, 2B3110111.276
Totals3741042616 

a-Flied out for Menechino in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Hill (19, Leiter), Zaun (16, Leiter).
HR: Wells (23, 4th inning off Leiter, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Adams; Johnson; Wells 6; Hillenbrand; Hill 2; Zaun 3; Hudson.
RBI: Wells (76), Zaun (50), Hillenbrand (71), Johnson (47).
2-out RBI: Zaun; Johnson.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson; Rios 2; Wells.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Hudson (5, fielding).
DP: (Hill-Hudson-Hillenbrand).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS4020121.306
Williams, CF3012011.253
Escalona, 1B1011000.250
Sheffield, RF4000004.297
Rodriguez, A, 3B4000013.316
Matsui, LF4221000.298
Giambi, DH4010010.273
Posada, C2101101.249
Martinez, 1B2110100.245
1-Womack, PR-CF1100011.244
Cano, 2B2010100.275
Totals315954611 


1-Ran for Martinez in the 8th.

BATTING
HR: Matsui (20, 9th inning off Batista, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Jeter 2; Williams; Escalona; Matsui 5; Giambi; Martinez; Cano.
RBI: Williams 2 (49), Posada (53), Matsui (94), Escalona (2).
2-out RBI: Williams; Escalona.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, A.
S: Cano.
SF: Williams; Posada.
GIDP: Sheffield.
Team LOB: 7.

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Towers 7.06220304.05
Schoeneweis (H, 13)0.10111004.19
Speier (BS, 4)0.21000202.02
Batista (BS, 5)(L, 5-5)0.22223113.38
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Leiter 7.06331515.96
Sturtze 1.02001104.12
Rivera (W, 6-3)1.02110001.52

Leiter pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Jeter (by Batista).
Pitches-strikes: Towers 71-50, Schoeneweis 11-4, Speier 20-13, Batista 33-16, Leiter 121-68, Sturtze 20-12, Rivera 9-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Towers 10-7, Schoeneweis 1-0, Speier 0-0, Batista 1-0, Leiter 7-9, Sturtze 0-2, Rivera 2-1.
Batters faced: Towers 25, Schoeneweis 2, Speier 4, Batista 7, Leiter 28, Sturtze 6, Rivera 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 1-1, Sturtze 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Larry Young. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 82 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 50,528.

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