Roger Clemens pitched himself into and out of trouble before leaving the game in the sixth trailing 1–0. Shaun Marcum seemed unhittable through 6, then it all fell apart for the Jays. Alex Rodriguez exhibited his “Derek Jeter” gene for hundredth time this year, Mo earned a five-out save and the Yanks pulled to within 7 games of the Sawks (6 in the loss column) and a mere 6 of the Indians for the Wild Card. Final score: 6–1.
Letter to the Skipper:
Player of the Game: Alex Rodriguez, 1 for 3, 1 BB, 1 2B, 2 runs, 2 RBIs.