Big Hurt's Walk-Off Hurts Yanks Big

New York's 7-game streak halted 2-1 on eve of Sox showdown
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Sep 14, 2007 6:03 AM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays batter Frank Thomas follows through with his game winning RBI single in the ninth inning of their American League baseball game against the New York Yankees in Toronto, Thursday, Sept....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A pitchers' duel between A.J. Burnett and rookie Ian Kennedy set the stage for Frank "Big Hurt" Thomas' walk-off single in the ninth inning, snapping a seven-game Yankee romp. Thomas had both of Toronto's RBIs. Burnett threw eight stellar frames, the only blemish a solo shot to Johnny Damon.

During the sixth, Damon bizarrely received a $20 bill from a fan to whom he had handed a caught fly ball. The amiable outfielder gave the money to a nearby child. The Yankees will now visit Boston and attempt to narrow the five-game gap between them in a series in which ex-Red Sock Roger Clemens will start the final game.