Reyes allows 2 runs in six-plus innings

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011; 10:05 PM

TAMPA, Fla. -- Jo-Jo Reyes allowed two runs and three hits in six-plus innings of the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

Reyes, Kyle Drabek and Jesse Litsch had been contending for the final two open starting jobs until the team decided earlier Wednesday to have No. 2 starter Brandon Morrow open the regular season on the disabled list with right forearm inflammation.

The trio will now join opening-day starter Ricky Romero and Brett Cecil in the rotation.

Aaron Hill had an RBI double and sacrifice fly for the Blue Jays. The second baseman played in consecutive game for the first time since returning from a strained right thigh muscle.

Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings. Robinson Cano hit an RBI single and Russell Martin had a sacrifice fly in a four-run seventh.

New York right fielder Nick Swisher fouled a ball off his left in-step, but finished his at-bat in the sixth. Swisher is sore, but no X-rays were planned.


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