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Blue Jays 2, Yankees 1
Johnny Damon misplays Marco Scutaro's fly ball in center field. (J.P. Moczulski/AP)
The first time Johnny Damon misplayed a fly ball in center field, the Yankees escaped. But in the eighth inning, Damon couldn't handle a fly ball with two outs, allowing the Blue Jays to score the winning run while also spoiling Darrell Rasner's beautiful performance on the mound.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (66-59)
Lost 1
Toronto 2, NY Yankees 1   TOR
Toronto (65-60)
Won 3
August 19, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 1
Toronto
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X   2 5 0
Standings thru 8/19/08  |  Recap: NYY | TOR  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Blue Jays stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, CF 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 .311
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .294
Abreu, RF 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .291
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 .313
Giambi, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 3 .249
Nady, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .326
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .319
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .265
Rodriguez, I, C 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .288
Totals 32 1 6 1 1 14 13  

BATTING
2B: Abreu 2 (33, Burnett, AJ, Burnett, AJ).
TB: Rodriguez, Al; Jeter; Rodriguez, I; Abreu 4; Nady.
RBI: Abreu (81).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi; Nady; Damon.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Rodriguez, I (7, 2nd base off Burnett, AJ/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Damon (2, fielding).
DP: 2 (Jeter-Cano-Giambi, Cano-Jeter-Giambi).

 
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Inglett, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .298
Scutaro, 3B 3 0 1 1 1 1 1 .262
Rios, A, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .287
Wells, V, CF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .289
Lind, LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .302
  Mench, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .269
Stairs, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .246
Barajas, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
McDonald, Jo, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .220
Totals 28 2 5 2 1 5 13  

BATTING
2B: Scutaro (13, Veras).
HR: Lind (9, 7th inning off Rasner, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Lind 4; Wells, V; Scutaro 2; Inglett; Overbay.
RBI: Lind (35), Scutaro (43).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lind 2; Rios, A.
GIDP: Rios, A, Overbay.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Rasner 6.2 3 1 1 1 3 1 4.93
Veras (L, 3-2) 1.1 2 1 1 0 2 0 2.84
 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (W, 16-9) 8.0 5 1 1 1 13 0 4.51
Ryan, B (S, 24) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.86

HBP: Inglett (by Rasner).
Pitches-strikes: Rasner 86-54, Veras 23-15, Burnett, AJ 120-78, Ryan, B 10-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Rasner 7-6, Veras 2-0, Burnett, AJ 7-1, Ryan, B 0-1.
Batters faced: Rasner 24, Veras 6, Burnett, AJ 30, Ryan, B 3.
Umpires: HP: Ted Barrett. 1B: Dana DeMuth. 2B: Lance Barksdale. 3B: Doug Eddings.
Weather: 64 degrees, clear.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:28.
Att: 37,221.
Venue: Rogers Centre.
August 19, 2008
August 19, 2008

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