Yankees Off Monday Before Opening Day; AL East Recap

As the Yankees get ready for opening day tomorrow (1pm EST Pettitte vs E. Santana) the Red Sox, Orioles, Rays, and Blue Jays all played Monday.

Boston 2 Minnesota 5

  • The Grand-Opening of the Twins new ballpark, Target Field.
  • Joe Mauer (MIN): 3/5 2 RBI
  • Jason Kubel (MIN): 3/4 HR 2 RBI
  • Carl Pavano (W): 6 IP 4 hits 1 ER 1 BB 4 K
  • Jon Lester (L): 5 IP 9 hits 4 ER 3 BB 5 K
  • Jon Rauch recorded his 5th save

Tampa Bay 5 Balitmore 1

  • Carl Crawford (TB): 4/4 HR RBI
  • Reid Brignac (TB): 2/4 HR 2 RBI
  • Matt Garza (W):¬† 8 IP 6 hits 1 ER 3 BB 5 K
  • Jeremy Guthrie(L): 7 IP 8 hits 3 ER 0 BB 5 K
  • Attendance: 9,129 fans (the smallest crowd in the history of Camden Yards)
  • BAL 2B Brian Roberts was put on the DL before the game

Chicago (AL) 8 Toronto 7

  • Game ended in 11 innings
  • Andrew Jones (CHI): 3/4 2 HR 4 RBI
  • Mark Teahen (CHI): 3/5 HR 3 RBI
  • Adam Lind (TOR): 2/5 3 RBI
  • Vernon Wells (TOR): 5th HR of season; 2 RBI
  • John Buck (TOR): 2/5 HR 2 RBI
  • Jake Peavy (CHI): 5.2 IP 8 hits 7 ER 3 BB 2 K (ND)
  • Brian Tallet (TOR): 6 IP 8 hits 6 ER 2 BB 3 K (ND

Updated AL East Standings:

  • Toronto 5-2
  • New York 4-2
  • Tampa Bay 4-3
  • Boston 3-4
  • Balitmore 1-6

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