Abreu Leads Yankees Past Blue Jays

Hughes solid in finale of pitching-dominated opening series
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 3, 2008 9:56 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Johnny Damon, left, runs into Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Scott Downs after Downs misplayed Damon's bunt for an error during the eighth inning.   (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – Bobby Abreu's bloop single snapped an eighth-inning tie, and the New York Yankees got a solid outing from Phil Hughes in a 3-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night. Joba Chamberlain (1-0) worked a scoreless inning and Mariano Rivera got three outs for his second save.

After scoring 76 more runs than any other team in the major leagues last season, New York's powerful lineup managed only eight in its first three games against a fine Toronto pitching staff. Still, that was enough to take two of three in the series.