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Yanks hang tough
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Yankees 3, Blue Jays 2
Both teams' lineups watch the national anthem on Tuesday. (Kathy Willens/AP)
On the final Opening Night in The House that Ruth Built, the Yankees edged past the resilient Blue Jays. Chien-Ming Wang was solid, Hideki Matsui's grounder scored the go-ahead run, and Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera ended it.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (0-1)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 3, Toronto 2   NYY
NY Yankees (1-0)
Won 1
April 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Toronto
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 6 0
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 4/1/08  |  Recap: TOR | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Yankees stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Eckstein, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
Stewart, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .250
Rios, A, RF 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 .500
Wells, V, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
Thomas, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .250
Overbay, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .250
Scutaro, 3B 3 1 0 1 1 0 2 .000
Zaun, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Totals 32 2 6 2 3 5 16  

BATTING
2B: Hill, A (1, Wang).
TB: Rios, A; Zaun; Hill, A 2; Stewart; Overbay; Thomas.
RBI: Scutaro (1), Stewart (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Zaun; Rios, A; Eckstein; Thomas.
Team RISP: 1-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Scutaro 2 (2, 2nd base off Wang/Posada, 2nd base off Wang/Posada), Rios, A (1, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Overbay-Eckstein-Overbay, Eckstein-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 .250
Jeter, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .500
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 .667
Giambi, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .000
Cano, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Posada, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .333
Totals 29 3 8 3 3 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Rodriguez, Al (1, Halladay).
3B: Damon (1, Downs, S).
HR: Cabrera, Me (1, 6th inning off Halladay, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cano; Rodriguez, Al 3; Jeter; Damon 3; Abreu 2; Cabrera, Me 4.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (1), Cabrera, Me (1), Matsui (1).
2-out RBI: Rodriguez, Al.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Giambi 2; Cabrera, Me.
GIDP: Posada, Rodriguez, Al.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Jeter (1, 2nd base by Halladay/Zaun).

FIELDING
DP: (Cano-Giambi).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Halladay (L, 0-1) 7.0 7 3 3 2 3 1 3.86
Downs, S 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wang (W, 1-0) 7.0 6 2 2 2 2 0 2.57
Chamberlain (H, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Rivera (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

IBB: Posada (by Halladay), Rodriguez, Al (by Downs, S).
Pitches-strikes: Halladay 95-61, Downs, S 13-6, Wang 92-56, Chamberlain 21-14, Rivera 12-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Halladay 13-2, Downs, S 3-0, Wang 13-3, Chamberlain 1-0, Rivera 1-1.
Batters faced: Halladay 27, Downs, S 5, Wang 28, Chamberlain 4, Rivera 3.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:31.
Att: 43,584.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 1, 2008
April 1, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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