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Riveria helps Yankees dump the Blue Jays 4-3

Steve Russell - @RussellPhotos with Richard Lautens, @rlautens & Carlos Osorio, @carlososorio - Staff Photographers


The layars edition of the Toronto Star allowed us to cover a baseball game in a manner that is usually reserved for covering a sporting play-off game.

We sat in the two photo dug-outs, at first and third, and placed another photographer up high.

While we hoped to capture an exciting play for the Layars project, the photo gods and baseball gods failed to align for us. 


STEVE RUSSELL - New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera warms up before the game.


STEVE RUSSELL - Set to retire at the end of the Yankees season, Mariano Rivera meets with fans before the game.


RICHARD LAUTENS - A fan grabs a few winks before he start of the game.


STEVE RUSSELL -  UFC fighter Jon Bones Jones strikes a pose with Ace and Mark Buehrle after throwing out the first pitch.


STEVE RUSSELL - J.A. Happ would shut out the Yankees for seven innings.


CARLOS OSORIO - Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes smiles after hitting a double in the first inning.


STEVE RUSSELL -  Jose Reyes slides into third on an attempted steal, he had to return to second after a Lawrie hit rolled foul in the first inning.


STEVE RUSSELL - He has to be running fast, Moises Sierra loses his helmet as he rounds first on his way to second after hitting a double.


STEVE RUSSELL - Former Jay, Vernon Wells makes a catch in right field. Vernon's time in Toronto.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie and shortstop Jose Reyes have an animated chat while waiting for third inning to start. 


CARLOS OSORIO - New York Yankees centre fielder Curtis Granderson ends the third inning with this catch.


RICHARD LAUTENS - New York Yankees Vernon Wells is out at second as Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Ryan Goins turns the double play.


STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie slides into second with a double in the fourth inning.


STEVE RUSSELL - Toronto Blue Jays centre fielder Colby Rasmus hits a two run homer off of Phil Hughes.



STEVE RUSSELL - Brett Lawrie helps Colby Rasmus celebrate his two-run homer.


CARLOS OSORIO - Colby Rasmus celebrates with Brett Lawrie after hitting a two run homer in the fourth inning.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Brett Lawrie celebrates with Colby Rasmus who hit a two run homer.


STEVE RUSSELL - Fans taunt Alex Rodriguez with asterisk posters.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Jays fans hold up asterisk posters whenever Alex Rodriguez comes up to bat. The asterisk represents one that they feel should be beside his name in the record books for his drug usage.



RICHARD LAUTENS - New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera pitches in the ninth. Mariano is the last player to wear 42. Baseball has retired the number in honour of Jackie Robinson, though all players and managers wear the number on Jackie Robinson day.


CARLOS OSORIO - Closer Mariano Rivera came in to work one out in the eighth inning.


STEVE RUSSELL - Mariano Rivera would get the four out save.


RICHARD LAUTENS - Catcher Chris Stewart congratulates Mariano Rivera on his 44rth save of the year and career number 652.


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