|N.Y. Yankees (67-60)||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0||0||3||7||1|
|Toronto (66-61) «||1||1||5||3||3||0||0||1||x||14||21||0|
"How many did they end up with?" Jeter asked afterward. "I don't even know."
New York's previous worst loss was a 12-2 home loss to Baltimore on May 20.
A playoff team every year since 1995, the Yankees know their chance to extend that streak is in serious doubt.
"It's up to us," Jeter said. "We have to start stringing together some wins. We can't just keep winning one here, losing one there. We've got to get on a streak here. Hopefully that can start (Friday) night."
The Yankees opened the second half with an eight-game winning streak but have won just one of seven series since, dropping four and splitting two.
"That's not good enough," manager Joe Girardi said. "We have to do better if we want to play in October."
Outfielder Johnny Damon said the unbeatable feeling the Yankees had during their post-All-Star run has vanished.
"It seemed like things were going our way," Damon said. "We made things happen, we had that winning attitude. Right now it feels like we have to be a little perfect. We have to do everything right to catch a break and get a win."
Halladay (15-9) improved to 13-5 in 30 career games against the Yankees, allowing three runs and five hits in seven innings. He walked two and matched a season high with nine strikeouts.
"He's not the best pitcher in the game for nothing," Damon said. "He's not going to leave the ball in the middle of the plate, he's not going to throw too many straight pitches. He's so good. He'd be the ace on any team in the big leagues."
Joe Inglett had a career-high four hits, Scutaro matched career highs with four hits and four RBI as Toronto had 21 hits, one shy of a club high this season.
Sidney Ponson (7-4) matched a season high by allowing seven runs and eight hits in two-plus innings. He walked one and didn't strike out a batter.
"I didn't have anything," Ponson said. "My sinker wasn't there, my slider wasn't there, my changeup wasn't there. I pitched like crap and I let these guys down today."
The right-hander has won twice in 10 starts since New York signed him June 19.
"Sidney couldn't find his rhythm and we had to go to the bullpen early. They just kept tacking on," Girardi said.
Rios singled home a run in the first and Rod Barajas' second-inning sacrifice fly made it 2-0 before Toronto broke it open with a five-run third, sending 10 men to the plate.
Inglett and Scutaro began the inning with back-to-back singles and scored on Rios' double before Vernon Wells walked. Lind chased Ponson with an RBI single. After walking Lyle Overbay, Robertson recorded two outs, then gave up a two-run, broken-bat single to John McDonald.
The Blue Jays added three more in the fourth on a bases-loaded double by Stairs before Scutaro drilled a three-run drive to left in the fifth, his fifth.
Toronto finally came up empty in the sixth, when Edwar Ramirez came on to strike out Scutaro, leaving the bases loaded.
Blanked by Halladay through the first six innings, New York got on the board in the seventh when Hideki Matsui hit a three-run homer to right, his eighth, giving him 499 career RBI. Matsui, who returned Tuesday after missing 49 games due to a sore left knee, homered for the first time since June 12 at Oakland.
Scutaro capped the scoring with an RBI double in the eighth against right-hander Chris Britton.
Wells, who finished 0-for-4 with a walk, was the only Toronto starter not to get a hit.
|Roy Halladay improves to 13-5 all time against the Yanks after yielding three runs in seven innings. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
|New York Yankees|
|Johnny Damon, CF-LF||3||0||1||0||1||2||1||.313|
|Derek Jeter, SS||4||0||1||0||0||2||2||.297|
|Cody Ransom, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.000|
|Bobby Abreu, RF||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.288|
|Jose Molina, 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.227|
|Alex Rodriguez, 3B||2||1||0||0||1||1||1||.308|
|Wilson Betemit, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.259|
|Jason Giambi, 1B||3||0||2||0||0||1||0||.250|
|Brett Gardner, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.189|
|Xavier Nady, LF-RF||4||1||1||0||0||1||2||.327|
|Hideki Matsui, DH||4||1||1||3||0||0||2||.317|
|Robinson Cano, 2B||3||0||0||0||0||1||0||.261|
|Ivan Rodriguez, C||3||0||1||0||0||1||0||.288|
|HR - Hideki Matsui (8, Halladay)|
|RBI - Hideki Matsui 3 (37)|
|SB - Johnny Damon 2 (23, 2nd base off Halladay/Barajas, 2nd base off Halladay/Barajas)|
|Team LOB - 4|
|E - Jason Giambi (7, Misplayed grounder)|
|New York Yankees|
|Sidney Ponson (L,7-4)||2||8||7||7||1||0||0||4.67|
|Pitches-Strikes - Sidney Ponson 51-31, David Robertson 31-19, Billy Traber 48-34, Edwar Ramirez 6-4, Chris Britton 38-27|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Sidney Ponson 2-3, Billy Traber 1-4, Chris Britton 1-4|
|Batters Faced - Sidney Ponson 14, David Robertson 8, Billy Traber 15, Edwar Ramirez 1, Chris Britton 10|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Joe Inglett, 2B||5||3||4||0||1||0||2||.308|
|Marco Scutaro, 3B||6||3||4||4||0||1||4||.268|
|Alex Rios, RF||6||2||3||3||0||1||2||.289|
|Vernon Wells, CF||4||1||0||0||1||0||2||.284|
|Adam Lind, LF||5||3||3||1||0||1||0||.303|
|Lyle Overbay, 1B||4||0||1||0||1||2||4||.267|
|Matt Stairs, DH||5||0||2||3||0||1||4||.248|
|Rod Barajas, C||4||1||2||1||0||0||4||.255|
|John McDonald, SS||5||1||2||2||0||0||4||.222|
|2B - Joe Inglett (10, Ponson), Marco Scutaro (14, Britton), Alex Rios (37, Ponson), Matt Stairs (11, Traber), Rod Barajas (18, Britton)|
|HR - Marco Scutaro (5, Traber)|
|SF - Rod Barajas (3)|
|RBI - Marco Scutaro 4 (47), Alex Rios 3 (58), Adam Lind (36), Matt Stairs 3 (44), Rod Barajas (41), John McDonald 2 (16)|
|2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (15), Matt Stairs 3 (12), John McDonald 2 (12)|
|CS - Alex Rios (8, 2nd base by Ponson/Rodriguez)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Inglett-Overbay, Inglett-McDonald-Overbay|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Roy Halladay (W,15-9)||7||5||3||3||2||9||1||2.68|
|Pitches-Strikes - Roy Halladay 94-66, Scott Downs 13-10, Brandon League 8-6|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Halladay 7-4, Scott Downs 1-0, Brandon League 3-0|
|Batters Faced - Roy Halladay 27, Scott Downs 3, Brandon League 4|
|Attendance - 37037|
|Game Time - 2:57|
|Temperature - 73|
|Umpires - Home - Lance Barksdale, First Base - Doug Eddings, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Dana DeMuth|