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Jays drop finale
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Yankees 3, Blue Jays 2
Dustin McGowan threw five shutout innings before surrendering two runs. (Bill Kostroun/AP)
In the third, leadoff hitter David Eckstein scored on Alex Rios' single, and Eckstein added an RBI of his own to support Dustin McGowan in the series finale. The Jays had to do without Frank Thomas after the fourth, when the slugger was ejected after disputing a called third strike.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (1-2)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 3, Toronto 2   NYY
NY Yankees (2-1)
Won 1
April 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0   2 6 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 X   3 6 1
Standings thru 4/3/08  |  Recap: TOR | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Yankees stats
TorontoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS4121000.154
Stairs, LF4010013.250
  1-Coats, PR-LF0000000.000
Rios, RF4011011.444
Wells, V, CF4010011.333
Thomas, DH2000011.111
  a-Stewart, PH-DH2000001.200
Overbay, 1B4000011.182
Hill, 2B4000011.250
Scutaro, 3B2100100.125
Zaun, C3010010.333
Totals33262179 

a-Grounded out for Thomas in the 6th.
1-Ran for Stairs in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Eckstein (1, Hughes), Zaun (1, Hughes).
TB: Eckstein 3; Stairs; Rios; Wells, V; Zaun 2.
RBI: Rios (3), Eckstein (1).
2-out RBI: Eckstein.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Stairs; Hill.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rios (2, 2nd base off Hughes/Molina).

FIELDING
E: Downs (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Rios (Abreu at 3rd base).
DP: 3 (Eckstein-Hill-Overbay, Hill-Eckstein-Overbay, Rios-Overbay-Scutaro).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, DH3110012.182
Jeter, SS2100002.300
Abreu, RF3021110.500
Rodriguez, 3B4000025.273
Giambi, 1B1001101.000
Cano, 2B4000005.091
Matsui, LF3010021.222
Molina, C3010001.333
Cabrera, CF2110101.375
Totals253623618 

BATTING
2B: Damon (1, McGowan).
TB: Damon 2; Abreu 2; Matsui; Molina; Cabrera.
RBI: Giambi (1), Abreu (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano 3.
S: Damon; Jeter.
SF: Giambi.
GIDP: Jeter; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Cano (1, missed catch).

 
TorontoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
McGowan 6.04223403.00
Wolfe (L, 0-1)1.01110109.00
Downs 1.01000100.00
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hughes 6.04221403.00
Traber 0.10000100.00
Bruney 0.20000000.00
Chamberlain (W, 1-0)1.01000100.00
Rivera (S, 2)1.01000100.00

Wolfe pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP: McGowan.
HBP: Jeter (by McGowan), Giambi (by Downs).
Pitches-strikes: McGowan 99-57, Wolfe 11-8, Downs 15-11, Hughes 87-58, Traber 4-3, Bruney 10-5, Chamberlain 11-8, Rivera 13-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: McGowan 8-5, Wolfe 2-0, Downs 1-1, Hughes 7-7, Traber 0-0, Bruney 1-1, Chamberlain 1-1, Rivera 2-0.
Batters faced: McGowan 23, Wolfe 4, Downs 6, Hughes 23, Traber 1, Bruney 2, Chamberlain 4, Rivera 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Downs 1-1.
EjectionsToronto Blue Jays designated hitter Frank Thomas ejected by HP umpire Bill Miller. (4th).
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Paul Emmel. 2B: Gary Darling. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 42 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, R to L.
T: 2:45.
Att: 47,785.

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