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A-Rod goes deep
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Blue Jays 5, Yankees 2
Derek Jeter looks back after being forced out at second base. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
The Bombers found runs hard to come by in the second game of the season. New York was held scoreless until the sixth, when Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer. Mike Mussina took the loss after allowing three earned runs in 5 2/3 innings.
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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.

Game Scores: Burnett, AJ , Mussina .
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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