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Kennedy, Yankees aim for sweep of Blue Jays

Sep 13, 2007 - 1:40 PM Ny Yankees (83-62) at Toronto (72-73) 7:07 pm EDT

TORONTO (Ticker) - Before facing the Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees aim to complete a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday.

In the midst of a seven-game winning streak, the Yankees are five games behind the Red Sox in the American League East. The teams open a three-game series at Fenway Park on Friday.

Thanks to their winning ways, the Yankees have opened a four-game lead over Detroit (80-67) in the wild card race.

Ian Kennedy (1-0, 2.25 ERA), who has been impressive in his first two starts, takes the mound for the Yankees. A 2006 first-round pick, Kennedy has a win and a no-decision in his two outings, allowing five runs - three earned - and 12 hits in 12 innings.

Mike Mussina, the man Kennedy temporarily replaced in the rotation, threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Robinson Cano drove in a pair of runs in a 4-1 win on Wednesday.

A.J. Burnett (8-7, 3.56) gets the ball for Toronto, which has lost five straight and fallen under .500 for the first time since August 1. Burnett is 3-1 with a 1.90 ERA in six starts since returning from a stint on the disabled list due to right shoulder pain.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    NY YANKEES 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0
    TORONTO 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: NYY - IAN KENNEDY, LUIS VIZCAINO (8TH), CHRIS BRITTON (9TH) AND JOSE
    MOLINA
    TOR - A.J. BURNETT, CASEY JANSSEN (9TH), SCOTT DOWNS
    (9TH) AND GREGG ZAUN, CURTIS THIGP

    Sep 13 9:44 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY FRANK THOMAS SCORED ALEX RIOS.
    FINAL SCORE: TORONTO 2, NY YANKEES 1

    Yankees vs. Blue JaysSep 13 9:44 PM
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    RUWTbot Took away 25 roots (Close Finish)

    Yankees vs. Blue JaysSep 13 9:44 PM
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    RUWTbot Added 60 roots (Close Finish)

    Yankees vs. Blue JaysSep 13 9:23 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JOHNNY DAMON (11) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF A.J. BURNETT.
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 1, TORONTO 1
    DUE UP FOR NY YANKEES: D JETER (.313, 0-FOR-2)

    Yankees vs. Blue JaysSep 13 8:26 PM


  • AL
    AT TORONTO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY FRANK THOMAS SCORED RUSS ADAMS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, F THOMAS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: NY YANKEES 0
    TORONTO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR TORONTO: M STAIRS (.310, 19 HR, 59 RBI)

    Yankees vs. Blue JaysSep 13 7:23 PM