New York Yankees defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 2-1

The man who has been more punchline than pitcher through much of his tenure in pinstripes suddenly has everyone's attention in Yankeeland - and not because of some new injury or misadventure.

Carl Pavano, Yankee savior? So far, he is taking advantage of the opportunity. "Better late than never, I guess," Pavano said.

Making just his 21st start in four years with the Bombers, Pavano threw six strong innings and outdueled Yankee nemesis A.J. Burnett Friday night in a 2...