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MLB: N.Y. Yankees 5, Toronto 1

June 4, 2008 at 10:50 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- Johnny Damon had his eighth three-hit game of the season Wednesday and drove in a run, carrying the New York Yankees past Toronto 5-1.

The game featured the 2,416th hit in the career of Derek Jeter, who moved past Mickey Mantle into third place on the Yankees' all-time list. Jeter's milestone hit, a third-inning single, drove in Jose Molina with the first run of the contest.

Wilson Betemit added a solo homer in helping the Yankees halt a three-game losing streak.

Mike Mussina improved to 9-4 by allowing a run on five hits in six innings. He struck out six.

The loss went to Jesse Litsch (7-2), who gave up four runs on 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings. Toronto has dropped four out of five.

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