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RHP Burnett aims to get Blue Jays back on track

May 22, 2007 - 1:35 PM Toronto (19-24) at Baltimore (20-24) 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Toronto Blue Jays hope to improve on their dismal road record when they open a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Toronto has dropped eight of its last nine games on the road this month in falling to 7-13 away from the Rogers Centre - tied for second-worst in the American League.

A.J. Burnett (4-3, 3.99 ERA) hopes to keep his impressive pitching going for the Blue Jays. He has yielded two runs with 20 strikeouts in his last two starts - both wins.

In his last outing, Burnett held the Orioles to just one run and three hits for his first complete game win of the season. The 6-4 righthander is searching for his third straight win since taking four in a row from August 6-22.

Burnett is 2-0 with a 2.28 ERA in three career starts against Baltimore.

The Orioles will counter with Daniel Cabrera (3-4, 4.27), who was also impressive when both teams met. He went eight strong innings, giving up two runs and three hits.

The Dominican righthander is winless with a 3.68 ERA in two starts against Toronto.








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    TORONTO (6) AT BALTIMORE (4) - HOW THEY SCORED
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    TORONTO 1ST: A Rios reached on infield single to shortstop. L Overbay
    flied out to left. A Rios stole second. V Wells grounded out to shortstop,
    A Rios to third. T Glaus doubled to deep left, A Rios scored. M Stairs flied
    out to left. (1 Run, 2 Hits,

    May 22 10:36 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TORONTO 1 0 1 0 4 0 6 8 0
    BALTIMORE 0 0 0 2 2 4 6 1 (BOT 6)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: TOR - A.J. BURNETT
    BAL - SCOTT WILLIAMSON

    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: A HUFF (.256, 1-FOR-2, RBI)
    M MORA (.250, 0-FOR-2)
    K MILLAR (.259, 0-FOR-2)

    Blue Jays vs. OriolesMay 22 9:10 PM