GIF of the Game: The LOL Jays

John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Yankees were just trying to clear the pitcher with a bunt. The Blue Jays had other ideas.

Today's game should have ended a lot sooner than it did. Thanks to a Vernon Wells dinger, a two-run single by Kevin Youkilis, and shutout ball by Hiroki Kuroda, the Yanks led this game after seven innings, 3-0. The normally reliable David Robertson coughed up the lead in the eighth though, and the Yanks had to survive with a shaky bullpen.

Fortunately, Joba Chamberlain, Boone Logan, and Shawn Kelley combined to surprise us with two scoreless innings. That gave the Yanks a chance to win it in the 11th with Aaron Loup on the mound for Toronto. Vernon Wells led it off with a single. Manager Joe Girardi thankfully eschewed the bunt with the sizzling Cervelli up, and he singled to move Wells to scoring position anyway. Up next, was Ichiro Suzuki, who squared around to bunt, a good call since Ichiro's been struggling lately. He was probably going to do something unproductive, so he might as well move the runners into scoring position with one out.

The Blue Jays decided that giving away an out was far too generous:

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Loup fielded the bunt and tried to catch the lead runner before third baseman Brett Lawrie was back to the bag. The error turned into two Yankee runs, and Mariano Rivera shut the door a half-inning later.

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