Manager Cito Gaston removes Ricky Romero from the game in the fifth inning. (AP)
By Larry Millson / MLB.com
Down by four runs before they even got to bat, the Jays scored in the fourth and rallied in the sixth, but it wasn't enough to overtake the Yankees in the opener. Ricky Romero fanned seven but allowed five earned runs in the loss.
BATTING 2B: Chavez, R 2 (8, Gaudin, Aceves, A), Snider (7, Aceves, A). TB: Chavez, R 5; Hill,
A; Snider 3. RBI: Chavez, R 2 (15), Scutaro (56), Hill, A (89). 2-out RBI: Hill, A. Runners left
in scoring position, 2 out: Overbay; Lind 2; Wells, V. SF: Scutaro. Team RISP: 3-for-13. Team
Game Scores: Gaudin 40, Romero, R 28. WP: League,
Frasor. HBP: Snider (by Gaudin), Bautista (by Gaudin), Ruiz, R (by Robertson, D). Pitches-strikes: Gaudin
80-44, Aceves, A 42-30, Robertson, D 17-11, Bruney 18-7, Marte 14-8, Romero, R 104-65, League 24-16, Camp 20-14, Frasor 31-16. Groundouts-flyouts:
Gaudin 3-5, Aceves, A 2-0, Robertson, D 0-1, Bruney 0-2, Marte 1-0, Romero, R 4-1, League 1-1, Camp 4-0, Frasor 1-0. Batters
faced: Gaudin 20, Aceves, A 10, Robertson, D 4, Bruney 4, Marte 3, Romero, R 24, League 6, Camp 7, Frasor 7. Inherited
runners-scored: Aceves, A 2-0, Marte 1-0, League 2-0. Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Tim Tschida.
3B: Bob Davidson. Weather: 71 degrees, clear. Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF. T: 3:37. Att:
22,773. Venue: Rogers Centre. September 3, 2009 September 3, 2009
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