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Yunel Escobar has career game in leading Jays past Yanks

Aug 29, 2012, 5:18 PM EDT

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Yunel Escobar had a homer, three doubles and five RBI Wednesday in the Blue Jays’ 8-5 defeat of the Yankees.

The final double, which scored two runs in the ninth, came on a ball that Andruw Jones should have caught. He had it in his glove as he attempted the sliding catch, but he lost it in contact with the ground.

It was Escobar’s third career five-RBI game. The previous two came in 2010, one for the Braves and the other after he was traded to Toronto. His 10 total bases topped his previous high by two.

Escobar became the sixth player this year to deliver four extra-base hits in a game. Josh Hamilton actually had five in his four-homer game back in May. Ryan Braun, Carlos Beltran, Joey Votto and Alfonso Soriano all had games with four apiece.

Escobar’s big day sent CC Sabathia to his first loss in 10 starts and fourth of the season. Sabathia allowed five runs — two earned — in seven innings of work.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Aug 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    “Sabathia allowed five runs — two earned — in seven innings of work.”

    So frustrating….

    • cur68 - Aug 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

      Not for me! Woooooo!

    • Jeremy T - Aug 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM

      This entire game was frustrating. Runners stranded in scoring position left and right, and as soon as they brought Joba in with the bases loaded in the 9th, I knew it was about to be blown open. I still have hope that he’ll continue rehabbing and not be completely worthless, but it’s been brutal so far.

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

    Thank you very much! I have been away all day and just got home, turned on the computer, and saw this wonderful news. After many injuries and much frustration, the Jays won a series. Congratulations to Escobar! Thank you C. C.! Thank you Joba! Thank you Joe and everyone else on the Yankee team who made this possible.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 29, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      I also want to thank Skippy Bayless for not demanding that Escobar be tested for steroids. So far, Escobar is hitting a mighty .252 with 8 home runs and 44 RBI’s. With stats like that, I am sure that Skippy Bayless is suspicious, but so far, has wisely remained silent.

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