Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

NY Yankees leads 2-0 (as of 4/1)

Game 1: Monday, March 31
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Toronto4
Game 2: Tuesday, April 1
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Toronto1
Game 3: Wednesday, April 2
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Toronto7

Yankees 10

(2-0, 2-0 away)

Blue Jays 1

(0-2, 0-2 home)

    3:35 PM ET, April 1, 2003

    Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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    W: A. Pettitte (1-0)

    L: C. Lidle (0-1)

    Giambi delivers two homers in rout

    TORONTO (AP) -- Jason Giambi and Andy Pettitte made sure the New York Yankees didn't miss Derek Jeter -- at least for one game.

    Jason Giambi

    Jason Giambi whiffed a career-high 140 times in 2003.

    Giambi homered twice, Pettitte pitched seven scoreless innings and Jeter watched from the clubhouse with a dislocated left shoulder as the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-1 Tuesday.

    "You can't replace a player like Derek Jeter, but there are so many great players on this team,'' Giambi said. "We'll just try to fill in the blanks and battle through it until Derek is back.''

    One day after Jeter was injured in the season opener, the Yankees got contributions throughout the lineup and won their second straight game over Toronto.

    Jorge Posada homered and drove in three runs, Giambi hit a pair of solo shots, Alfonso Soriano had two RBI, and backup shortstop Enrique Wilson went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Jeter's place.

    "Obviously, he'll be missed,'' Posada said. "But we know we have to play without him. We just have to bear down, have good at-bats, good games and wins so that when he comes back we're right in the mix.''

    Jeter was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and will be out for at least a month -- it could be up to four months if he needs surgery. Jeter will have an MRI exam in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday.

    Jeter spent the game in the clubhouse and the trainer's room, watching on television.

    "I don't enjoy watching,'' he said. "It looked like fun out there. Everyone was swinging the bat well.''

    Bernie Williams led off the second inning with a double and went to third on Hideki Matsui's groundout. Posada followed with a homer off Cory Lidle to make it 2-0. Soriano added an RBI single in the inning.

    Giambi led off the third with a homer and hit a two-out shot into the second deck in the fifth inning for his 20th career multihomer game. He also flied out to the warning track in center against Doug Creek.

    The long balls spoiled Lidle's Toronto debut. Acquired in the offseason from Oakland, he allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings.

    "Right now they are locked in and they are taking advantage of our mistakes even though there weren't a lot of mistakes,'' Lidle said. "These are the best hitters in the world. They are not going to be locked in like this all year long.''

    The Blue Jays lost their first two games for the first time since 1981, and the third time in team history.

    Pettitte was in trouble only twice. Toronto put two runners on in the first inning before he got Josh Phelps on a groundout to end it.

    The Blue Jays didn't get another runner in scoring position until putting runners on first and second with one out in the sixth. Pettitte recovered to strike out Carlos Delgado and Phelps to escape the jam.

    The left-hander allowed six hits, one walk and struck out seven. He won his 129th career game to break a tie with Jack Chesbro for 10th place on the Yankees' career list.

    Pettitte and Roger Clemens have given the Yankees 13 scoreless innings from their starters.

    "We're very confident in our starting pitching,'' Pettitte said. "Hopefully, everyone else will follow in line and we can get rolling early.''

    Pettitte was hit on the left foot by Orlando Hudson's shattered bat in the second inning. Pettitte fielded the ball, threw to second for the force and then hopped around for a bit.

    Manager Joe Torre and a trainer came out to check on Pettitte, who was fine.

    Matsui went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in his second game since coming over from Japan. He hit an RBI single Monday night in his first major league at-bat.

    The Blue Jays got on the scoreboard in the eighth on Vernon Wells' RBI double off Antonio Osuna that made it 6-1.

    The Yankees put the first five batters on in the ninth against Kelvim Escobar and scored four runs.

    "This is a tough situation for us because we've been spoiled with Derek for so long,'' Torre said. "We've won a lot with him, but he doesn't run the whole show.''

    Game notes


    Posada's homer was his first in 140 regular-season at-bats and 37 games -- the longest drought of his career. His last regular-season homer was Aug. 17, against Seattle. He did homer in Game 4 of the playoffs against Anaheim. ... Delgado went 0-for-4 with three Ks and was booed by the crowd. ... Pettitte has won six straight decisions. ... Hudson snapped an 0-for-25 slump with an infield single in the seventh. ... Hideki Matsui was a hit as morning television programming. Matsui's major league debut, an 8-4 win by the Yankees, had an average rating of 11.1 in the Tokyo area, Video Research Ltd. The NHK broadcast of Matsui's first game with the Yankees began at 9:05 a.m. in Japan. Each rating point represents 160,000 viewers.

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