FINAL SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1

WP: Phil Hughes (13-4)

LP: Shaun Marcum (10-5)

Bottom 9th: Enter Sandman. The lone smudge in the inning was when Mo plunked Encarnacion with one out. Mo got a groundout from McDonald and a line out from Snider. 

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1

Bottom 8th: Cano singled, but Posada flied out and Berkman grounded into a double play. On the ninth, look for Mariano. 

Top 8th: Robertson took over from Chamberlain and after walking Bautista to start the inning, got Wells to fly out and struck out Lind and Molina to end the inning. Perhaps this is a changing of the guard, as Chamberlain pitches the seventh and Robertson again nails down the eighth inning. 

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1

Bottom 7th: Jeter had his fourth hit of the game, a double to right. Swisher grounded to first for the second out of the inning, but advanced Jeter to third. Teixeira walked and A-Rod came up with runners on the corners and two outs. Rodriguez chopped one hard to the pitcher to end the inning.

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SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1 

Top 7th: Joba came in and surrendered a hit, but breezed through the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1  

Bottom 6th: It's deja vu all over again, as Posada and Berkman ground out and Granderson strikes out to end the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1 

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Top 6th: Hughes' day ended after a leadoff single by Bautista and a fly out by Wells. Girardi went to Boone Logan for two lefty matchups and although Logan plunked Lind to start his appearance, he struck out Molina and induced a groundout from Overbay.

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1 

Bottom 5th: Teixeira cannot be stopped. Tex hit a bases loaded single to drive in Gardner and Jeter. With Swisher on third and Teixeira on first and no outs, Marcum avoided further damage. Rodriguez popped up on a 3-2 slider and Can grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

SCORE: Yankees 5, Blue Jays 1 

Top 5th: Hughes bounced back to send the McDonald, Snider and Hill down in order.

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SCORE: Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1

Bottom 4th: Nothing going this inning. Posada and Berkman flied out and Granderson struck out to end the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1

Top 4th: Hughes ran into some trouble this inning, putting two on and letting up an RBI-double to Overbay with two outs. Hughes did strikeout Encarnacion to strand runners in scoring position. 

SCORE: Yankees 3, Blue Jays 1

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Bottom 3rd: Jeter led off the inning with a hit for the second time today, this time with a double. Swisher flied out to left, but the red hot Teixeira doubled to right to drive in Jeter. Rodriguez and Cano grounded out to end the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 3, Blue Jays 0

Top 3rd: Hughes put Overbay and Encarnacion on to start the inning, but left them watching fly balls and a ground out to work his way out of trouble and end the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0

Bottom 2nd: Granderson slashed a two-out single to left and stole second, but Gardner struck out on a nasty changeup to strand him.

SCORE: Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0 

Top 2nd: The energy ignited by A-Rod's blast may have taken some steam out of the Blue Jays. Hughes struck out Wells and Lind to notch three strikeouts on the day and Buck flied out to left to end the inning.

SCORE: Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0

Bottom 1st: THERE IT GOES! SEE YA! NO. 600! It was a two-run shot to dead center on a 2-0 pitch in A-Rod's first at-bat!

A-Rod received modest cheers from the crowd as he approached the plate with two outs and Jeter on first. Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum worked Rodriguez inside and fell to 2-0. The came a floating breaking ball in the middle of the plate and Rodriguez put a perfect swing on it. 

It may have taken 47 at-bats, but it happened and it was a blast. The ball landed in monument park and was gobbled up by Yankee Stadium staff.

A shame that no fan had a chance to haggle with the Yankees. It was just announced by the broadcast that the Yankees were offering a signed ball, signed jersey and signed bat. If that did not do it, the lucky fan could have lunch with Rodriguez and girlfriend Cameron Diaz.  

Can grounded to third. Yankees up 2-0 on the milestone.

SCORE: Yankees 2, Blue Jays 0

Top 1st: Hughes has an easy beginning, sending the blue birds down 1-2-3 with a strikeout.

SCORE: Yankees 0, Blue Jays 0