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Tuesday's AL Capsules

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Chien-Ming Wang shut down the Toronto Blue Jays for seven innings, making Joe Girardi a winner in his rain-delayed debut as Yankees manager and sending New York to a record-setting 3-2 victory Tuesday night.

After wet weather postponed the festivities Monday, New York beat Roy Halladay (0-1) to win its major league-best 11th consecutive home opener -- the 84th and last at Yankee Stadium.

Melky Cabrera homered and made two outstanding catches in center field. Alex Rodriguez scored on Hideki Matsui's grounder in the seventh, breaking a 2-all tie.

Wang (1-0), who lost twice in last year's AL playoffs, got the win. Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth for the save.

Angels 9, Twins 1.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Vladimir Guerrero and Garret Anderson combined for six hits and five RBIs, and Jon Garland breezed through his first start for Los Angeles.

Torii Hunter had another 0-for-4 night for the Angels against his old team, reaching base only when a ninth-inning pitch from Juan Rincon banged off his elbow.

Garland (1-0) went eight innings and gave up just six hits and one walk.

Los Angeles had three hard-hit doubles in the first seven at-bats against Boof Bonser (0-1). Guerrero and Anderson went back-to-back with theirs for a 2-0 lead in the first. Mike Napoli and Casey Kotchman each hit solo homers, Guerrero went 3-for-4 with a walk and three RBIs, and Anderson went 3-for-5 and drove in two.



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