Posted by: Jeremy | September 17, 2009

Yanks come back, win on walk-off

Cervelli -- the next Yankee great?

Cervelli -- the next Yankee great?

Ruth. Gehrig. DiMaggio. Mantle. Jackson. Jeter. Cervelli. Add another name to the list of all-time Yankee greats. Francisco Cervelli took his turn winning a game on a walk-off for New York last night, singling through a drawn-in infield with one out in the ninth to give the Yankees a 5-4 win and a split of the two-game series. The walk-off was New York’s 219th such win this season.

The Jays should’ve had this one — they took a 4-2 lead to the eighth before Scott Downs coughed up a two-run homer to Jay killer Hideki Matsui. Jason Frasor did the honours in the ninth, giving up a leadoff hit to Brett Gardner, who then stole second and went to third on Derek Jeter’s ground ball before scoring on Cervelli’s single.

Vernon Wells had two hits for Toronto, running his current streak to 19-for-38 and bumping his average to .264. All-Star again! Marco Scutaro, Lyle Overbay and Travis Snider also each had a pair of hits and Jose Bautista hit his seventh homer of the year.

The loss was costly for the Jays. Well, costly if you care about the rest of the season, which you probably don’t. Brian Tallet left after two innings after getting hit by a comebacker and Downs suffered his “Leg/Foot Injury of the Week” and left a couple batters after Matsui.

The Jays head to Tampa Bay for a three-game series with the Rays, starting Friday with Scott Richmond and James Shields.



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