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Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 04/19/2011

Leading Off: A.J. Burnett, Yankees set to take on Blue Jays

Game of the day: New York Yankees at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. A.J. Burnett (3-0) starts for the Yankees against one of his former teams, looking for his fourth win of the season in as many starts. The Yankees have won four out of their last five games. Young right-hander Kyle Drabek (1-0) will pitch for Toronto, looking for his first win since April 2 despite allowing just three earned runs in 11.2 innings pitched over his last two outings.

More games to watch

Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. After their 12-inning game Monday, the Brewers and Phillies will be back at it with a pitching matchup that should be of interest to Phillies fans. Former Phillies left-hander Randy Wolf (1-2) is scheduled to start for Milwaukee, and he will face reigning Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay (2-0). Wolf is 2-2 in five starts against the Phillies since he left Philadelphia after the 2006 season. Halladay’s 1.23 ERA through his first three starts this season is the best among qualifying pitchers.

San Francisco at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0) will return from the disabled list to make his first start for the Rockies since April 1. Jimenez missed his last two turns in the rotation because of a thumb injury. Jonathan Sanchez gets the start for Colorado, coming off his first win of the season against the Dodgers his last time out. The Rockies hold a three-game lead in the National League West after Tim Lincecum dominated them in Monday’s opener of the three-game series, and the second-place Giants are looking to further close the gap.

Games you should have seen

Chicago Cubs 1, San Diego 0, 10 innings. Cubs pinch-hitter Tyler Colvin broke a scoreless tie with a two-out, walk-off double in the bottom of the tenth inning. Chicago starter Carlos Zambrano allowed three hits and struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings for the Cubs, while Padres starter Tim Stauffer allowed only four hits in seven scoreless innings for San Diego. Colvin was hitting just .128 this season before he came through in the clutch.

Milwaukee 6, Philadelphia 3, 12 innings. Ryan Braun hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to the warning track in center field, and the Brewers scored three runs in the top of the 12th inning to beat the Phillies. Philadelphia pinch-hitter Pete Orr had tied the game at 3 with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth, but the Phillies stranded Orr after he advanced to second on the throw with only one out. The Phillies have now lost five straight series-opening games after winning on opening day, but are 9-0 in games that aren’t the first of a series.

Stat you should know: 12.86. The ERA of maligned Red Sox starter Daisuke Matsuzaka heading into his third start of the year Monday against Toronto. Matsuzaka held the Blue Jays to just one hit over seven scoreless innings in Boston’s 9-1 win. The Red Sox have won three games in a row after starting the season 2-10.

Star of the night. Rays left-hander David Price pitched eight scoreless innings Monday, allowing four hits and striking out nine in Tampa Bay’s 5-0 win over the White Sox. After struggling in his first two outings of the season, Price has allowed just two runs over 15.2 innings in his last two starts.

Chatter. “If I did pitch badly, I thought there wouldn’t be the next chance.” – Matsuzaka on his need to have a good outing Monday after struggling in his first two starts.

By Greg Schimmel  |  07:15 AM ET, 04/19/2011

 
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