MLB: Toronto 2, N.Y. Yankees 1

TORONTO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Adam Lind homered in the seventh and Marco Scutaro rapped an RBI double in the eighth Tuesday, lifting the Toronto Blue Jays to a 2-1 win over the N.Y. Yankees.

MLB: Toronto 6, Detroit 4

DETROIT, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Vernon Wells cracked a two-run double during a four-run, seventh-inning rally Tuesday that lifted the Toronto Blue Jays to a 6-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.

MLB: Toronto 6, Oakland 4

TORONTO, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen and John McDonald leach drove in two runs, helping Toronto beat Oakland 6-4 Thursday, stretching the Athletics' losing streak to 10 games.
Aviles, Nady share weekly player award

Aviles, Nady share weekly player award

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Kansas City's Mike Aviles and New York's Xavier Nady were selected to share the American League player of the week award, league officials said Monday.

MLB: Toronto 6, Texas 4

ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen and Rod Barajas both stroked two-run sixth inning doubles Saturday to lead the Toronto Blue Jays past Texas 6-4.

MLB: Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 1

TORONTO, July 28 (UPI) -- A.J. Burnett struck out 10 over seven innings Monday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

MLB: Toronto 5, Baltimore 1

BALTIMORE, July 24 (UPI) -- The Toronto Blue Jays completed a rain-delayed 5-1 victory at Baltimore Thursday afternoon.

MLB: Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A two-run homer by Ben Zobrist in the seventh inning Friday rallied Tampa Bay to a 2-1 win over Toronto, halting the Rays' losing streak at seven games.

MLB: Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 1

TORONTO, July 13 (UPI) -- Marco Scutaro ripped a three-run homer and starter A.J. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning for Toronto Sunday in a 4-1 win over the New York Yankees.

MLB: Toronto 9, Baltimore 8

TORONTO, July 9 (UPI) -- David Eckstein and Alex Rios each had two RBI during a seven-run fourth Wednesday and Toronto held on to edge Baltimore 9-8.

MLB: LA Angels 8, Toronto 2

ANAHEIM, Calif., July 5 (UPI) -- Jered Weaver took a shutout into the eighth inning Friday and was backed up by a 13-hit attack Friday, allowing the Los Angeles Angels to down Toronto 8-2.

MLB: Toronto 1, Atlanta 0

TORONTO, June 29 (UPI) -- Alex Rios' sixth-inning double produced the lone run Sunday, allowing the Toronto Blue Jays to edge the Atlanta Braves 1-0.

MLB: Toronto 14, Cincinnati 1

TORONTO, June 24 (UPI) -- Scott Rolen had a homer and four RBI Tuesday when Toronto scored six runs in the first inning and five runs in the second to rout Cincinnati 14-1.

MLB: Milwaukee 8, Toronto 7

MILWAUKEE, June 19 (UPI) -- Russell Branyan hit a three-run homer Thursday as the Milwaukee Brewers edged the Toronto Blue Jays, 8-7.

MLB: Toronto 3, Chi. Cubs 2

TORONTO, June 13 (UPI) -- Matt Stairs and Scott Rolen homered as part of a three-run third inning Friday and the Toronto Blue Jays held on to nip the Chicago Cubs 3-2.
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A.J .Burnett
New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws a pitch in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York City on July 22, 2009. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)

Allan James "A.J." Burnett (born January 3, 1977, in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is a right-handed Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. Previously, he played for the Florida Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays. He was drafted by New York Mets in the eighth round with the 217th overall pick of 1995 amateur entry draft.

On May 12, 2001, Burnett recorded a no-hitter in a complete game shutout against the San Diego Padres in his second start of the season. He shut down the Padres with the 3–0 victory even though he issued nine walks, helping his own cause by striking out seven Padres hitters. His game-worn cap and a baseball from the game are on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

Burnett was an eighth-round pick of the New York Mets in the 1995 amateur draft, but he was traded to the Marlins after the 1997 season when the Marlins dismantled their 1997 World Series championship roster. He was first called up to the Marlins from Class AA Portland in 1999, despite having a record of 6–12 and an ERA of 5.52 with Portland. He played parts of 1999 and 2000 with the Marlins; his first full regular season with the Marlins came in 2001, when he went 11–12 with an ERA of 4.05. On May 12, 2001, Burnett pitched a no-hitter but walked nine batters, which was a very unusual baseball feat. In 2002, he held an ERA of 3.30 and finished with a 12–9 record with and 203 strikeouts, career bests that he did not top until 2008. Burnett was limited to four starts in 2003 before missing the rest of the season due to Tommy John surgery and thus did not play during the Marlins' World Series championship run. He returned in June 2004 and made 19 starts for the Marlins, going 7–6 with an ERA of 3.68. Even during 2004, his first season back from having the surgery, he was able to throw 102 mph. He was shut down for most of September 2004 due to a less serious elbow injury.

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