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New York 8, Toronto 3

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Womack was hit in the left knee by a
pitch from David Bush and had to leave the New York Yankees' 8-3
victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday

Womack was hit two pitches after Jorge Posada homered in the
second inning. The Yankees' new second baseman was taken to a
nearby Tampa hospital for X-rays, which were negative. He will have
an MRI on Tuesday.

"It hurts," Womack said. "It doesn't feel good."

Yankees manager Joe Torre didn't rule out Womack returning this
week.

"They'll do all the tests," Torre said. "Hopefully it's just
a couple days."

When asked if he thought it was intentional, Womack said,
"You'd have to ask him. Second pitch after the bomb, it's not that
far-fetched."

Bush denied any premeditation even though Yankees starter Jaret
Wright hit Reed Johnson in the first.

"I'm never going to throw at a guy just because I'm getting hit
around," said Bush, who gave up seven runs and eight hits in five
innings.

Both benches were warned after Womack was hit.

Wright then plunked Orlando Hudson on an 0-1 pitch with Johnson
on first and no outs in the third but was allowed to remain in the
game.

"I'm was happy that the home plate umpire (Chad Fairchild)
didn't overreact when Jaret hit Hudson," Torre said. "Just
because somebody else gets hit, you've still got to allow the
pitcher to pitch in and off the plate."

Ruben Sierra and Gary Sheffield also homered for the Yankees.
Wright allowed two runs and four hits over six innings.

Bernie Williams went 2-for-4 in his first major league game
since straining his upper back March 20. He flew out, singled,
grounded out and had an RBI triple after going 2-for-5 with a walk
in a minor league game Sunday.

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera allowed one hit over a scoreless
inning in the second half of back-to-back games. Rivera missed a
week earlier this spring with mild bursitis in his right elbow. He
has given up two hits in seven shutout innings this spring.

"I'm ready," Rivera said. "I feel good. No doubts."

Sierra homered for the second straight game, putting the Yankees
up 3-0 with a three-run shot in the first.

Posada had a solo homer, and Sheffield hit a two-run shot during
a four-run second that gave New York a 7-0 lead.

Eric Hinske had a run-scoring single in the second. Corey Koskie
got the Blue Jays within 7-2 on a third-inning RBI double, ending
Wright's scoreless innings streak at 12.

Toronto's Shea Hillenbrand had a solo homer in the ninth.

Game notes
Torre plans to announce the Yankees' rotation Tuesday.
Since the Yankees have three off days during the first 10 games of
the regular season, one starter will be skipped the first time
through. "We'll use all five starters by the (April) 15th," Torre
said. ... Torre confirmed that the Yankees' regular 1-2-3 hitters
will be Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez and Sheffield. Womack will bat
ninth. ... Blue Jays LHP Ted Lilly (left shoulder) will pitch in a
minor league game Thursday. ... Blue Jays OF Gabe Gross sat out
with minor neck stiffness. He should return Tuesday. ... New York
INF Rey Sanchez (sore thumb) was a defensive replacement at
shortstop in the sixth, and went 0-for-2.