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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Kennedy, Chamberlain lead Yankees to victory

Ian Kennedy and Joba Chamberlain were both impressive in the Yankees' 7-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday afternoon in Dunedin, Fla.

Kennedy went 4 1-3 innings, allowing only six hits and one earned run, while striking out four and walking none. Kennedy threw 76 pitches for 43 strikes.

Chamberlain struck out the side on 11 pitches in his inning of work in his first appearance since being placed in the bullpen. He faced three minor leaguers, so it's not time to crown him just yet.

Robinson Cano went 2-4 with an RBI. He is batting .452 in the spring thus far. Wilson Betemit, starting at first base, went 2-4 with a home run and three RBI. The home run was his third of the spring. Johnny Damon went 2-3 as the leadoff left fielder.

The bullpen was solid for the Yankees today. Kyle Farnsworth was the only reliever to surrender a run, as he gave up two hits in his one inning of work. Chris Britton pitched a perfect inning and Jonathan Albaladejo only gave up one hit in his inning of work.

The Yankees return to Tampa tomorrow evening to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. Darrell Rasner will match up against Andy Sonnanstine, with first pitch scheduled for 7:15 p.m. Chien-Ming Wang, originally scheduled to start, will pitch a minor-league game instead.

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


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