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A.J. is A-OK in debut
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Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2
Alex Rios plates the game's first run with an RBI single in the first. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
A.J. Burnett took a shutout into the seventh before giving up a two-run homer to Alex Rodriguez. Burnett got offensive support from Alex Rios, who had two RBIs, and Vernon Wells, who hit his first homer of the season, off New York's Mike Mussina.
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Series at a glance:
TOR
Toronto (1-1)
Won 1
Toronto 5, NY Yankees 2   NYY
NY Yankees (1-1)
Lost 1
April 2, 2008
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Toronto
1 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0   5 12 1
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: TOR  |  Gameday  |  Blue Jays stats  |  Yankees stats
Toronto AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Eckstein, SS 5 1 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Stewart, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .250
  Coats, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Rios, A, RF 3 1 2 2 1 0 0 .600
Wells, V, CF 4 2 3 2 0 0 2 .375
Thomas, DH 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143
Overbay, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 2 .286
Hill, A, 2B 4 0 2 1 0 1 1 .375
Scutaro, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .167
Barajas, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 3 .500
Totals 33 5 12 5 2 4 18  

BATTING
2B: Barajas (1, Hawkins).
3B: Overbay (1, Farnsworth).
HR: Wells, V (1, 3rd inning off Mussina, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Barajas 3; Wells, V 6; Scutaro; Rios, A 2; Hill, A 2; Stewart; Overbay 3.
RBI: Rios, A 2 (2), Wells, V 2 (2), Hill, A (1).
2-out RBI: Wells, V 2; Hill, A; Rios, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Scutaro; Hill, A.
GIDP: Wells, V, Barajas, Eckstein 2, Thomas.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Scutaro (1, 2nd base by Mussina/Molina, J), Rios, A (1, 2nd base by Hawkins/Molina, J).

FIELDING
E: Burnett, AJ (1, throw).
Outfield assists: Rios, A (Jeter at 2nd base).
DP: (Scutaro-Hill, A-Overbay).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Damon, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125
Jeter, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 .375
Abreu, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .429
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 .429
Giambi, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Cano, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .143
Matsui, DH 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .167
Molina, J, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Totals 32 2 7 2 1 7 12  

BATTING
HR: Rodriguez, Al (1, 7th inning off Burnett, AJ, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui; Jeter 2; Rodriguez, Al 4; Abreu; Molina, J; Cabrera, Me.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al 2 (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cano.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Abreu (1, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Barajas).

FIELDING
E: Giambi (1, fielding).
DP: 5 (Rodriguez, Al-Cano-Giambi 4, Jeter-Giambi).

 
Toronto IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ (W, 1-0) 6.0 5 2 2 1 3 1 3.00
Tallet (H, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
Accardo (S, 1) 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mussina (L, 0-1) 5.2 8 4 3 2 2 1 4.76
Hawkins 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
Farnsworth 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Ohlendorf 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00

Burnett, AJ pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Thomas (by Mussina), Scutaro (by Ohlendorf).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 93-55, Tallet 22-16, Accardo 17-12, Mussina 91-62, Hawkins 16-14, Farnsworth 16-8, Ohlendorf 9-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 9-1, Tallet 2-0, Accardo 0-2, Mussina 9-3, Hawkins 2-1, Farnsworth 1-0, Ohlendorf 1-0.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 22, Tallet 6, Accardo 5, Mussina 25, Hawkins 5, Farnsworth 4, Ohlendorf 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hawkins 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Paul Emmel. 3B: Gary Darling.
Weather: 44 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 22 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:10.
Att: 48,549.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008

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