Tuesday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International

Toronto 9; N.Y. Yankees 7

TORONTO, April 10 (UPI) -- Jason Giambi hit his first two homers for the New York Yankees Wednesday night, but he was upstaged by Felipe Lopez, who snapped a tie with a solo shot of his o

Wednesday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International

Minnesota 4, Toronto 3

TORONTO, April 5 (UPI) -- David Ortiz and Torii Hunter smacked back-to-back homers in the first inning Friday night and the Minnesota Twins held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blu

Friday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International

Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 4

DUNEDIN, Fla., March 30 (UPI) -- Brandon Lyon allowed three hits over six-plus solid innings and Eric Hinske doubled and drove in three runs Saturday as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the Pittsbur

NY Yankees 8, Toronto 7

TAMPA, Fla., March 24 (UPI) -- David Wells allowed three runs and nine hits over six innings Sunday as the New York Yankees held on for an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Texas 6, Toronto 2

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., March 14 (UPI) -- Dave Burba tossed four scoreless innings and Kevin Mench hit his fifth homer of the spring Thursday as the Texas Rangers posted a 6-2 Grapefruit League triumph

Toronto 3, Cincinnati 1

SARASOTA, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- The Toronto Blue Jays pounded eight of their 10 hits off Jimmy Haynes Wednesday and posted a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.

Cleveland 3, Toronto 2

TORONTO, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- C.C. Sabathia tuned up for his Game 3 start in the Division Series by tossing five effective innings Sunday as the Cleveland Indians avoided a fifth straight lo

Sunday's Sports Calendar

By United Press International
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Brandon Lyon
San Francisco Giants Todd Greene blows a bubble as he runs to first while Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Lyon (L) fields the ball in the seventh inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco on April 29, 2006. The Giants beat the Diamondbacks 3-2. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)

Brandon James Lyon (born August 10, 1979 in Salt Lake City, Utah) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. He throws a 4-seam fastball, 12-6 curveball, slider, and changeup.

Lyon made his major league debut halfway through the 2001 season, posting a respectable 5-4 record for the Toronto Blue Jays, with a 4.29 ERA from 11 starts. He was the second youngest winning pitcher in Blue Jays' history after winning on debut (2-1 over Baltimore).

2002, however, was a different story. Lyon started the season as a starter for the Jays, but lost three of his first four decisions of the season, including a career-high 7 earned runs against the Yankees on April 10, and against the Angels on May 3. Three weeks later, Lyon was kicked from the rotation, and placed in the bullpen. He made his debut in this role at the Skydome, against Boston, pitching 3 1/3 innings. In five games of relief, Lyon had no decisions against him with a 5.19 ERA.

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